RPM officer faces allegations in court
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.