In the days following their son’s death during a police intervention, Cesur Celik and June Tyler sat down for interviews with Quebec’s Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes.
In separate sessions at their home in Île-Bizard, they recalled what they witnessed during his last moments.
The parents had called the Montreal police for help shortly before 2 a.m. on March 6, 2017. Koray Kevin Celik, 28, was in crisis and intoxicated. They feared he could hurt himself and didn’t want him leaving the house.
After entering their home, they say, police officers brutally beat their son after handcuffing his hands behind his back. Two officers used police batons, they say, and another covered Koray’s mouth while he was kneed, kicked and punched. His parents screamed for it to stop.