Two policemen punished for illegal arrest

News 21 March, 2018
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    The police officers guilty, Nicolas Scholtus-Champagne-and-Patrick Boulianne.

    Amélie St-Yves

    Tuesday, 20 march 2018 21:50

    Tuesday, 20 march 2018 21:50

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    THREE RIVERS, | A man who has been arrested without reason and brought to the police station bare-chested and without shoes, is satisfied that the two officers offending to be punished.

    The agents of the aboriginal reserve of Odanak Patrick Boulianne and Nicholas Scholtus-Champagne have been convicted of arrest and detention to be illegal and abusive, more than four years after being engaged with Edward Coughlin.

    June 30, 2013, they have hit at 4 a.m. at the home of the man who lives in Odanak, Centre-du-Québec, following a brawl at the bar on The Traversy at Pierreville.

    When Mr. Coughlin went to open it, his dog came out faster than him. Fearing for his safety, the officer Nicolas Scotlus-Champagne has shot Willy, a male labrador-pit bull, while his master was handcuffed. The police have not been blamed for having shot the animal.

    En route to the position, an officer of the Sûreté du Québec has confirmed to the police that Edward Coughlin was not involved in the brawl. They brought him to the position anyway for the question.

    Mr. Coughlin has never been accused. The dog was seriously injured, but survived.

    Suspensions or warnings ?

    The lawyer of the police ethics commissioner, Fanny Roy requested a suspension of four days to Scholtus-Champagne and three days for Boulianne.

    The lawyers of the officers to ask for their share as Scholtus-Champagne is blamed, and that Boulianne receive warnings.