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Controversy Surrounding Suspicious Death Of Immigrant In Montreal Police Custody

Circumstances surrounding young Congolese's death still a mystery
Controversy Surrounding Suspicious Death Of Immigrant In Montreal Police Custody

Civil Rights activists are raising concerns about the death of a 23-year-old Congolese immigrant shortly after being taken into custody.

In early November, David Tshiteya Kalubi was stopped by police on his way to the Hochelaga neighbourhood.

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He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken into custody. Less than 12 hours later, he was found dead.

After arresting him, police took him to a station where he spent the night before being transported to the municipal courthouse in Old Montreal at 7:35 am. Roughly, an hour later he was found unconscious and transferred to a hospital. At 9:55 am, he was declared dead.

Kalubi had a girlfriend and was beginning a new job.

To compound matters, it took police seven hours to inform his family of his death. Furthermore, they interrogated the family before telling them he was dead.

Activists are raising the possibility of racial profiling, or worse, playing a role in the tragedy.

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