Arrest of a Senegalese diplomat: the BEI transmitted its report to the DPCP
The BEI sent its report to the DPCP concerning the arrest of a Senegalese diplomat last August by the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG).
The Investigations Bureau (BEI) transmitted, on Wednesday, its report to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) concerning the arrest of a Senegalese diplomat on August 2 by the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG ).
It is on the basis of this report that the DPCP must determine whether charges should be brought against the police officers involved in this arrest which was described as muscular by Senegal.
According to the government of Senegal, its foreign affairs adviser was the victim of humiliating physical and moral violence, being handcuffed and beaten, during a police intervention of Gatineau at his home last August.
The action originally followed an order from the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) that condemned the diplomat to pay more than $45,000 to her landlord in unpaid rent and damages.
However, she indicated that she only owed her landlord one month's rent, an amount that the latter had refused when she gave him the keys to his move.
The DPCP will have one year to decide whether charges will be brought.
This report is not public as it contains information allowing the identification of the parties, statements of the persons involved as well as evidence. It will only be made public if charges are brought, since it is a criminal investigation.
It is the responsibility of the Office of Independent Investigations to investigate when a person, other than police officers, dies or is injured by a police officer who has used of his weapon. The same applies to incidents during detention by a police force.