A Senegalese diplomat was allegedly detained and beaten by Quebec police last week as bailiffs attempted to seize the property of her residence to pay for her sentencing. .
Quebec’s Leasing Commission paid Oumou Kalsum Sall in June more than $45,000 for damaging a home owned by a former landlord between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2020. I ordered
Court records show that the debt has not been paid, and on August 2, a bailiff went to her residence in Gatineau, Couet.
The Senegalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims a diplomat had to be hospitalized after being handcuffed and beaten by police, and Quebec’s independent police watchdog has launched an investigation into the incident.
Gatineau police last week arrested a woman who was called to a residence to help a bailiff and punched a police officer in the face, adding that she bit another officer before being slammed to the ground.
Global Affairs Canada has called the incident “unacceptable” because international treaties provide diplomats with immunity from any form of detention or arrest.