03/31/2015 05:34 EDT | Updated 05/31/2015 05:59 EDT

Quebec police ethics commissioner investigating woman shot with tear gas

Quebec's police ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into an incident last Thursday in front of the National Assembly where a student protestor was hit directly in the face with a tear gas cannister.

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CÉGEP student Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay, 18, lost consciousness after being struck in the face. Her face is now swollen with a large bruise under her mouth.

She, and hundreds of others, were protesting government austerity measures.

In a news release, the office of the ethics commissioner says an investigator will be appointed and deliver a report within 125 days.

Her family says it still intends to file legal action against Quebec City police.