Palais de justice de Maniwaki: man arrested for having threatened the special constable

News 3 February, 2018
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    David Prince

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    MANIWAKI | A man has been arrested in connection with death threats against the special constable who opened fire on Steven Bertrand at the palace of justice, Maniwaki Wednesday.

    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.

    The teenager was arrested and charged with intimidation of a person associated with the justice system.

    The president of the Union of special constables in Quebec, Franck Perales, had denounced Thursday the threats on social networks at the place of the employee.

    He said he was relieved that the individual has been arrested. “From the moment you profères threats or you are hoping to accomplish, I landed. You have the right to be emotional after seeing the video, but there are institutions in place that make their investigation. It is necessary to pay attention to what they say to keep social peace in Quebec”, said Mr. Perales.

    On Wednesday, Steven Bertrand, 18, has asked the special constable to go smoke a cigarette outside the palace of justice of Maniwaki, which was refused to him. There followed an argument between the two men. The special constable has asked for help to the security agents who were on the spot, but they are almost not occurred. At one point, Steven Bertrand has managed to capture the asp baton of a special constable who responded by pulling a ball to the face.