Police officer suspended for saying “ostia Arabic”

News 14 July, 2017
  • Claudia Berthiaume

    Friday, 14 July 2017 21:04

    Friday, 14 July 2017 21:04

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    A police officer of the Sûreté du Québec has been punished with a suspension for seven days for insulting a man that he had to stop treating ” of ostia Arabic “.

    Before the police ethics Committee, Martin Guénette has admitted to having “behaved badly” and he said he was ” deeply disappointed to have lost patience “, August 30, 2014.

    The agent is reached on the highway 15 north with a motorist and a motorcyclist over the side of the road on a dangerous that would be executed on the second.

    The motorcyclist, Walid Benaouda, was arrested on the scene. When the time came to pass him the handcuffs, the officer Guénette was lying on the ground, saying : “Câlisse your hand in your back my ostia “.

    Once in the autopatrouille, Mr. Benaouda would have argued with the police officer, who then treaty “of ostia Arabic” mocking his accent so sarcastic, one reads in the decision made public yesterday.

    In cold blood

    Finally, the police officer was disrespectful to the prosecutor, Mr. Benaouda, stressing that it was a ” lawyer for the mafia “.

    All without even knowing the officer of the court.

    The words of the police officer were saved by the cell of Walid Benaouda.

    “In the present case, the Committee holds that the agent Guénette has lost his cold blood without a real reason. Although Mr. Benaouda has not worked and he tried to argue with the police officer, nothing justifies the remarks made by the latter, ” stated the Committee chaired by Pierre Drouin.

    The police officer had pleaded guilty last September to four charges of conduct stating that it ” does not behave in a manner to preserve the confidence and consideration that the position requires “.

    “Unworthy “

    In the decision made public yesterday, the Committee imposes a suspension without pay of up to seven days.

    The gravity of the faults committed by the agent, which are described as being “unworthy of the policing function” in a multicultural society, required such a penalty, considers the ethics Committee.

    The positive course of the agent Guénette since the events and the absence of a history of ethics in his file, however, have played in its favour.

    “The Committee emphasizes that it would have imposed a more severe sanction to the agent Guénette if the latter had not recognized his fault and if he had not testified with sincerity “, we read in the court document.