A police officer guilty of using a radar without training

News 11 December, 2017
  • Jean-François Desbiens

    Monday, December 11, 2017 14:52

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    SHERBROOKE | A police officer of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has pleaded guilty to charges of having made false reports and made false documents, since he has given hundreds of speeding tickets without having the authorization of the use of a speedometer.

    Sébastien Grenier, a patrolman of the post highway of the eastern Townships, located in Sherbrooke, gave 523 statements of offence for speeding between June 2011 and October 2013. However, he had not received any prior training to use the speedometer to the laser (radar), which he used to capture the driver’s speed.

    However, nothing in the evidence submitted at trial demonstrates that, despite the absence of formal qualifications, the accused would have made a bad use of the device.

    Denounced to the internal, Sébastien Grenier had been the subject of an investigation by the professional standards Branch of the SQ, and that had led to the filing of charges against the police officer. Mr. Grenier is currently suspended with pay.

    The trial has not been allowed to learn, for the moment, if the immediate superiors of Mr Grenier and were aware that he had used the device without having received the proper training.

    The police officer must return to the court on February 16 to hear his sentence.