Outgoing Longueuil Police Chief Fady Dagger wrote a lengthy letter to his mayor, an hour after being selected to lead Montreal police, explaining that he had no choice but to leave his post.
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“I cannot say ‘no’ when the police, who commit 72% of the crimes in Quebec, ask me for help,” Fadi Dagger wrote in his resignation letter, which he personally addressed to Catherine Fournier. , Mayor Longueuil, and we got a copy of it.
In a missive, Fadi Dagher felt that he had tortured the man who needed to justify this sudden departure when he renewed his eight-year contract with Langueil (SPAL) police a few months ago.
“So why quit, doesn’t make sense, you must think? You are right. […] I got nothing […]. When I am entrusted with an important mission, dangerous, even dangerous, I cannot say no. I get the impression that I don’t have the courage,” he says.
And he says: “I know I risked my reputation, my career and my health […]. I am here to serve. Where I’m needed.”
Courted too soon
Mr. Dagger personally wrote this letter on November 23, around 4 p.m., after a selective interview with the Service de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Raphael Larocque told us in writing. Cyr, a consultant at Communications Longueuil City.
Moreover, submitting the letter so early raises the impression that Mr. Daugher was selected before the November 23 interviews.
“Why did you hold a public consultation to establish what you are looking for as a leader and do this bogus process? In the police community, everyone knows that if Fadi applies, the position is his,” said Andre Durocher, a former SPVM inspector and head of the media relations department.
To this end, a source in the city of Montreal, whose identity we cannot disclose, “Fadi’s selection was guided remotely by Martin Prudhomme, as was done with Sylvain Caron in 2018” .
However, Fadi Dagher may have been courted by the Plante administration much earlier than it could have filtered through the media; Maybe as early as the year, depending on what happens in his letter.
But he refused, because at the beginning of the year he felt that the Langueil police (SPAL) were not yet ready to shine without him:
That’s why I said ‘no’ again and again.
SPAL’s outgoing head concluded his letter seeking reassurance to the mayor.
“So it’s not goodbye. […] And I have a feeling that, no, one way or another, and probably sooner than expected, you and I will continue to work together.
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