The fate of the head of the Montreal police announced on Wednesday

News 6 December, 2017
  • Sarah Daoust-Braun

    Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:23

    Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:26

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    MONTREAL – The mayor of Montréal’s Valérie Plante has said on Wednesday its wish to resolve the crisis of confidence that affects the SPVM, in the wake of a report that criticizes the internal practices of the police service and its director Philip Pitcher.

    Valerie Plant “will take stock of the situation” Wednesday afternoon in the company of the minister of municipal Affairs and of public Safety Martin Coiteux.

    “We share the same objectives of ensuring that the police have the confidence of Montrealers,” she said at the meeting of the executive committee. The fate of the chief of police will then be revealed at a press conference.

    In recent times, the mayor has had several discussions with Martin Coiteux, which could put under guardianship of the SPVM, suspend its chef Philippe Pitcher or request his resignation.

    “We need to take measures that are necessary, important steps. It is the responsible thing to do again to restore the trust between the POLICE and the population,” she said.

    Valérie Plante has also desired to reiterate its trust in the police of Montreal, who “do an outstanding job of on-the-ground”, but has not made a decision on Philip Pitcher, named chief of POLICE in 2015. The latter is the subject of a report very severe, which will be revealed on Wednesday, where we would recommend its removal.