June 7, 2023

The Queens County Citizen

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Former director of SPVM $ 3 million

Former director of SPVM $ 3 million

Philip Pichet, former director of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM), has received a million 3 million from Quebec’s attorney general and an apology from the Ministry of Public Safety for the mistake he suffered. Occurred.

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In an official notice accessing TVA Novels, Mr. Pichet specifically accused December 2017 of “learning his suspension live, in his office alone.”

The man, who has worked at SPVM for 24 years, is worried that he will not have the right to speak for up to six months after his suspension. This prevented him from re-establishing his status with future employers, said Philip Pichet’s lawyer, M.E Pierre Eloy Talbot.

«[L’ex-ministre de la Sécurité publique Martin Coiteux] Suspends our client and suggests that he will be fired if he never informs Philip Pichet about this decision. Our client was never informed[un] He does not have the opportunity to consult or listen to any accusation and Bouchard report or to comment on the report, ”we read in the official notice.

The former director of the SPVM also said Mr Coitex had expressed his confidence a few weeks earlier.

Criticism of the Bouchard Report

Philip Pichet finally received the Bouchard report, which led to his suspension on December 6, 2017.

Note that this report criticizes the conduct of internal affairs in the SPVM.

“As part of his order, Mr. Bouchard met with our client for less than an hour and a half and did not deal in detail with the specific circumstances of his report, only remaining on a general level,” he denied in the official notice.

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“What’s even more worrying is that during the short meeting between our client and Mr. Bouchard, the latter did not even prepare a question or meeting plan and moved from one topic to another. No, ”we added.

As for the report of Martin Proudhom, who acted temporarily after his suspension, Philip Pichet stated that he had never met before the paper was published in May 2018.

In light of the events that led to his resignation as SPVM director, Philip Pichet felt that he had suffered significant moral losses “in connection with the unjust treatment he had suffered.”