BEI investigating after man hit by car during Brossard police intervention
Quebec’s office of independent police investigations (BEI) has taken over after a pedestrian was hit by a car during a police intervention late Thursday night in the south shore suburb of Brossard.
According to a statement in French on the BEI’s website, Longueuil police (SPAL) officers responded to a 911 call at 11:43 p.m. concerning a naked man who was on Marie-Victorin Boulevard “and who appeared to be intoxicated.”
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The statement reports that one SPAL officer attempted to arrest the man, prompting him to flee onto nearby Route 132. It was there that the man was hit by a car.
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Following the collision, the man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the BEI’s statement.
The BEI is responsible for investigating any case where a civilian dies or is seriously injured during a police investigation. The office is being assisted by the Sûreté du Québec in this incident.
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