Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office has cleared police officers of any wrongdoing in the 2017 death of a Nunavik man.
Kativik Regional Police Force officers shot and killed David Sappa in Umiujaq on Dec. 28, 2017, after the armed man was found to have threatened police and community members.
According to an independent investigation into the incident, the KRPF responded to a disturbance at Sappa’s home on the afternoon of Dec. 28.
When the 22-year-old man refused to cooperate with police, one officer returned to the local police detachment to get a warrant to enter the home.
Before the second officer returned, Sappa came out of the home brandishing two large knives, threatening the police officer and community members.