Quebec police watchdog investigating after 20-year-old woman dies in fall
Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a woman died after falling from an 11th-floor balcony in Montreal early this morning.
The Bureau des enquetes independantes (BEI) says police received a 911 call at 3 a.m. regarding a woman who was outside on the balcony of her apartment.
The watchdog says preliminary information suggests Montreal police officers arrived on the scene and tried to talk with the 20-year-old, who fell from the balcony several minutes later.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The watchdog is tasked with investigating any incident in which a civilian dies or is badly injured during a police operation.
It sent six investigators to the scene and is asking anyone who witnessed the event to come forward.
-- this report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2021.