RPM of­fi­cer faces al­le­ga­tions in court

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

InApril of 2015, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) re­ceived a com­plaint about the be­hav­ior of one of its of­fi­cers, Sgt. Philippe Sav­age, dur­ing a rou­tine pro­ce­dure. Fol­low­ing the al­le­ga­tions, as is writ­ten in the law, the po­lice ser­vice ad­vised the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity. Af­ter look­ing at the file, the Min­istry asked the RPM to carry out an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Af­ter meet­ing with sev­eral wit­nesses and tak­ing state­ments, the file was given to the Longueuil Crown Prose­cu­tor. Af­ter the prose­cu­tor’s de­ci­sion to press charges, Sgt. Sav­age, who has been with the RPM for al­most twenty years, was as­signed to ad­min­is­tra­tive tasks.

The court pro­ceed­ings be­gan on Mon­day, Septem­ber 12th, and were ex­pected to end to­day. The charges lev­eled against the of­fi­cer are dan­ger­ous driv­ing and armed as­sault. The in­ci­dent in ques­tion took place in a park­ing lot of a busi­ness on Sher­brooke Street, in Ma­gog.

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