Always two constables in the palace

News 2 February, 2018
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    Simon-Pier Ouellet

    Friday, 2 February 2018 16:46

    Friday, 2 February 2018 16:46

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    MANIWAKI | The government of Quebec will now be requiring that the special constables to be a minimum of two in the palace of justice of Quebec.

    This decision comes two days after a special constable had opened fire on a young man of 18 at the palace of justice in Maniwaki for that security officers unarmed watched the scene without intervening.

    “It took an unfortunate incident for it to move. This is what we request for the past two years,” laments the president of the union of the special constables of the Quebec Franck Perales.

    The Quebec government has informed the union on Friday afternoon that there will now be two special constables at any time in the palace of justice of the province.

    Enhanced security to Maniwaki

    Some courthouses smaller ones had regular basis that only one special constable in function. This was the case last Wednesday at Maniwaki.

    The government requested a “little time” for the union to implement this directive in order to hire new staff.

    Meanwhile, it is expected, however, that several special constables need to do the shuttle between some of the palace of justice.

    The security will be very present on Monday for the day of hearings, the busiest of the month of February at the palace of justice of Maniwaki.

    In addition to the presence of two special constables, two police officers of the Sûreté du Québec will be present in the halls of court.

    Teen accused

    In addition, a teenager from Maniwaki, has been arrested and charged with intimidation of a person associated with the justice system.

    The man, whom no one can broadcast the identity since he is a minor, had written on Facebook that he was looking for the name of the special constable to “he got shot, too,” before removing its message a little later.

    Julie Bertrand, the mother of Steven Bertrand, age 18, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head mentioned Friday that his son was getting better, but he was probably going to stay in the hospital ” for some time “.

    The special constable, who was also injured will be on sick leave for several weeks, according to his union.


    -With the collaboration of TVA Gatineau and David Prince