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SPVM investigation follows video appearing to show abuse by two Montreal police officers

by Lorraine Carpenter
The video shows a patrol officer shoving a Black man into a cement block.

(https://twitter.com/DealmakerJoel/status/1520103480878370816)

The SPVM has launched an investigation into an incident, captured on video and circulating on social media today, appearing to show abuse by two Montreal police officers. The video shows a patrol officer shoving a Black man into a cement block. CBC is reporting that the incident occurred in Chinatown, between St-Urbain and Clark, around noon on Thursday. A witness said the man had been lying down in a makeshift shelter without shoes on when the altercation began.
Following an analysis of the video by the SPVM, Montreal police announced that an investigation is underway.
“After the preliminary analysis of the facts surrounding the intervention which is currently circulating on social media and involving two patrol officers, the SPVM announces the launch of an investigation into this event. It will be entrusted to the Integrity and Professional Standards Branch.”


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