The acting head of the SPVM will be leaving in December

Félix Séguin

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The acting head of the Montreal police, Martin Prudhomme, will leave his post in December to the end of the one-year mandate which had been entrusted to make the household within the organization.

Our Bureau of investigation has learned that his departure will be made public on Tuesday on the sidelines of the filing of its final report on the reorganization of the Service de police de la ville de Montréal (SPVM), which was severely affected by a war of clans, which affected particularly the division of internal affairs.

According to our information, the document contains recommendations unequivocally that will limit a lot the pool of candidates to become the next leader of the largest municipal police service in the province.

“The next leader should not have been part of the famous clans of the SPVM. That reduces the list to a very few persons, has entrusted to our Bureau of investigation, a source close to the folder.

The minister of public Safety and deputy prime minister, Geneviève Guilbault

The new vice-prime minister and minister of public Safety, Genevieve Guilbault, as well as the mayor of Montreal’s Valerie Plante, must respond to the recommendations of the report of arbiters during media briefings planned for Tuesday.

The report of arbiters will be “extremely hard to place several practices that were current in the internal affairs of the SPVM”, a-t-on learned Monday night.

In a preliminary report released last June, the boss by acting the SPVM spoke of a climate of work “negative, even unhealthy,” where there was a real war of clans. He stated that, “the fear of retaliation is always present” in police officers wanting to expose wrongdoing.

The former liberal minister Martin Coiteux had sounded the end of recess, the SPVM continued to a news report from our Bureau of inquiry, released in February 2017 at the show J. E. on the TVA.

The report presented allegations to the effect that officials of the division of internal affairs, the POLICE had fabricated evidence to silence some of the employees.

Philippe Pichet

In December 2017, the government of Quebec had suspended the chief of POLICE Philip Pitcher and named Martin Prud’homme, the director of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) for a term temporary in Montreal until the end of 2018.

Martin Prud’homme is expected to resume his full-time position to the SQ in 2019.