Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

Quebec’s Public Security Department says two investigations have been launched into the death this week of a Montreal inmate from COVID-19.

Marie-Josee Montminy, a department spokeswoman, says the department’s internal investigations division is probing the death of the man who had been detained at the Bordeaux provincial jail.

Montminy says the Quebec coroner’s office is also investigating.

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Rights groups said the detainee, Robert Langevin, died on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19 in jail.

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