Supreme court: ex-chief of police of Mont-Tremblant will be a special hearing

News 14 December, 2017
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    QMI agency

    On Thursday 14 December 2017 15:54

    On Thursday 14 December 2017 15:54

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    OTTAWA – Milled in 2014 to have put its employees in listening, Michel Ledoux, the former chief of police of Mont-Tremblant, in the Laurentians, will be entitled to a special hearing before the supreme Court of Canada to determine whether it can appeal the new trial ordered against him.

    Mr. Ledoux disagrees with the recent cancellation by the Quebec Court of appeal of the first verdict of acquittal in his place, made three years earlier.

    Generally, the supreme Court decided, without explanation, or if it will or not a call. A hearing is possible, however, in the case where a new trial is ordered.

    In 2014, the ex-chief of police had prohibited to have put its employees in listening by pleading self-defence. Saying be a victim of bullying and harassment, he had hidden recording devices to the police station to identify those responsible.

    Accused to the criminal interception of private communications, and possession of recording devices, Mr. Ledoux had been acquitted by justice Sophie Bourque of the superior Court.

    However, last July, the Court of appeal set aside the acquittal and ordered a new trial. According to the court, the judge erred by introducing before even the lawyers of Michel Ledoux, the concept of self-defense in the trial.

    The saga began during a labor dispute in 2011, whereas the direction of the police department was at loggerheads with its agents.

    Michel Ledoux was targeted by means of pressure as a fake bomb in front of his desk, a mannequin of a police officer hanged himself in front of the post or posters depicting the uniform of the Ku Klux Klan.

    These actions have led to the purchase of microphones and cameras that he installed at the police station.