Police force faces $665,000 lawsuit
The family of a woman murdered by her ex-husband is suing the police force for $665,000.
Relatives of Maria Altagracia Dorval claim that police never properly followed-up on the three separate complaints she filed against her ex-husband, Edens Kenol.
Dorval was stabbed to death in her Montreal North home in October, 2010.
Kenol, confessed and was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life prison term.
Dorval, had told police about the death threats she had been receiving.
Three in the three months preceding her murder, including one in which she claimed that Kenol was banging on her front door telling her he was there to kill her.
The suit claims that police failed to follow standard procedure in cases of domestic violence which could have prevented Dorval's death.
A police spokesman had earlier admitted that there were irregularities about the case.
The department carried out an internal investigation, but the results were never made public.