Montreal Police

Quebec On Path To 'Chaos': Police Union President

CBC | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

The head of Montreal’s police union says the Quebec government is setting the province on a path to ‘chaos’ with its proposed pension reform leg...

No Charge For Cop In This Photo

CBC | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada

Montreal police say nothing criminal happened in a police cruiser on the night a controversial series of pictures were taken of two police officers w...

Montreal Cop Busted In Compromising Position

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada

A Montreal police officer is in hot water after being photographed in his cruiser with a woman on his lap. Leila Saad snapped the photo on Sunday e...

Montreal Prepared For Post-Game Mayhem

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - With tensions already running high between the hometown Canadiens and their arch rival Boston Bruins, city officials say they're staying vi...

Racially Profiled for "Walking While Black"

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

How long does it take a new immigrant to be profiled in Montreal? Before you hazard a guess, place "black male" in front of immigrant and "racially" in front of profiled. The answer in my husband's case? One week. Bob crossed an intersection beside two white pedestrians. Singled out by a white, French-speaking police officer, Bob was asked to produce his identification without an explanation of his "offense." By the way, the two white pedestrians with whom Bob crossed the intersection were not stopped and interrogated.

Montreal Police Shoot, Kill Hammer-Wielding Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A man wielding a hammer near Montreal's main downtown bus station was fatally shot on Monday after he apparently refused to surrender, poli...

WATCH: Cop Punches Youth In Head

CBC | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada

A video posted to YouTube showing what appears to be a Montreal police officer punching a young man in the head at a McDonald’s may have attracted t...

Getting Arrested for "Shopping While Black"

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Charmaine Nelson

With the recent event at Barney's, New York, it would appear that blacks should add S.W.B. or "Shopping While Black" to the list of supposed crimes for which we are racially profiled. Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old college student purchased a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo belt at Barney's, Christian alleges that he was stopped by undercover officers, questioned, hand-cuffed and taken to a local precinct.

Montreal Standoff Ends With Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - A standoff between Montreal police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his home has ended peacefully.Police and emergency services r...

Montreal Anti-Police Brutality Protest Swiftly Declared Illegal

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Police wasted little time Friday cracking down on an annual protest that has a history of getting rowdy, deploying charging squads of helme...

At Least 30 Plan Nord Protesters Arrested

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal police arrested more than 30 people, including nine minors, during a second day of protests against Quebec's northern development ...

Plan Nord Protest Deemed Illegal

CBC | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada

Montreal police have arrested 36 people involved in a protest against the province's Plan Nord in the city's downtown core. About 200 peop...

Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

CBC | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better kn...

Investigators Search For Threats Using Social Media

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Authorities are sifting through social networks for past threats and clues in addition to online comments regarding last night's fatal shooting at the...

Who Were Those Clowns?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Montreal police aren't clowning around when it comes to a recent holdup.Two men dressed as clowns entered an office building in the city's ...

Student Group Apologizes For Nazi Salutes

CBC | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada

Quebec's federation of university students has apologized for the appearance of Nazi salutes at recent demonstrations after prominent Jew...

Montreal Police Accused Of Political Profiling

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal police are being accused of political profiling — of searching and detaining people wearing the red square, the symbol of Quebec...

Police Arrest Daughter Of Montreal Politician

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal police made a series of searches and arrests in connection with disruptive protests, and those detained Thursday included the daug...

Bill 78 Must Be On Negotiation Table: Montreal Student Group

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Politics

The clanging of pots and pans sounded throughout Montreal's downtown core Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, as thousands of p...

Tuition? What Tuition?

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The unpredictable nightly protests that helped spur a government crackdown have largely been a Montreal-only affair — until now.Since Pre...

Why The Media Have the Quebec Protests All Wrong

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

Maclean's image of a student on its front page and in our faces, declaring: "How a group of entitled students went to war and shut down a province. Over $325." is not only inaccurate, but downright contemptuous of the next generation.

March Against Police Brutality Draws The Usual Suspects

CBC | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada

Montreal police have ordered protesters at an annual march against brutality to disperse, with riot officers charging the crowd as some de...

Suicide In Montreal Police, Mafia Case

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada

LAVAL, Que. - A retired Montreal police officer who allegedly tried to sell the names of informants to the Mafia is believed to have committed suicide...

Ex Montreal Cop Tried To Sell Informants' List To Mafia

CBC | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada

A retired Montreal police officer tried to sell a list of informants to the Mafia, according to information obtained by Radio-Canada. ...

Montreal Cop Wounded, Suspect Shot At Subway Station

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A busy Montreal subway station turned into a frightening scene on Friday when a police officer fatally shot a man and suffered knife wounds...