The montreal police Brotherhood wants to “work” the recovery of the SPVM

News 6 December, 2017
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    The president of the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal, Yves Francoeur

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    Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:36

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    MONTREAL | The Brotherhood of the Montreal police has said they had the intention to work with the new interim director of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Martin Prud’homme, named Wednesday, in replacement of Philippe Pitcher by the minister Martin Coiteux.

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    The union representing the police officers of the SPVM had already indicated during the fall of 2016 as the director of the SPVM was no longer “the man” to straighten out the police force. The latter has been suspended from his duties with pay on Wednesday.

    According to the president of the Brotherhood, Yves Francoeur, “it was a time that the SPVM is committed in a process to regain the trust of the public and police officers, strongly shaken in the past years”.

    Mr. Francoeur was assured that he is ready to meet with the administrator and acting director and that his union will offer its “full cooperation to straighten the SPVM”.

    “The SPVM must be delivered on foot and we’re going to compete there”, he added by way of a press release.

    A “colossal” expected, however, Martin Prud’homme, warned the Brotherhood, who invited him to produce a recovery plan as quickly as possible.

    Currently the director of the Sûreté du Québec, Martin Prud’homme has left his post temporarily to take, temporarily, the head of the SPVM. The announcement was made by the minister of public Safety, Martin Coiteux, in the wake of the unveiling of the report, Bouchard, who made state of a “climate of tension and suspicion” at the SPVM.