KASABONIKA LAKE – Crime – NAPs have requested the OPP to investigate the sudden death of a person who passed away while in custody. The Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a person in Kasabonika Lake First Nation.
NAPs asks OPP to investigate death
In the evening of Friday, February 1, 2013, a twenty-three (23) year-old female had died while in police custody of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Kasabonika Lake Detachment.
As this is an ongoing investigation of the Ontario Provincial Police, no further information or updates will be available from the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.
Kasabonika Lake First Nation is approximately 580 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay.
The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service patrols an area that encompasses an area that covers almost two thirds of Ontario. With 134 uniformed officers and 30 civilians, NAPS is the second largest First Nations police service in North America.
That task represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the officers and the 35 communities which are served by the police service.