Three years after the death of 28-year-old Koray Kevin Celik, his family has filed a $558,000 lawsuit against the City of Montreal and Urgences-Santé.
Koray died during a police intervention in Île–Bizard in March 2017, after his parents called 911. The family claimed officers used excessive force to subdue their son, even after he was restrained.
Last spring, the Quebec Crown ruled that no charges would be laid against any officer involved, following an investigation by the province's police watchdog, known by its French acronym BEI.
But the family has maintained that their son's death was caused as a result of the police intervention, and are asking for punitive and moral damages, as well as compensation for expenses.
In all, the family is asking for $10,000 in pain and suffering, $150,000 in moral damages for Koray's mother, June, $150,000 in moral damages for his father, Cesur, and $50,000 each for his two brothers Deniz and Tyler.