Laval woman charges police harassed her
A Laval mother says she was frightened and shaken up, not by a criminal, but by a police officer, who had pulled her over for speeding last Tuesday afternoon near du Souvenir and Armand Frappier.
Amy Politakis from Chomedey was hurrying to pick up her two kids. With her, another son, who is severely autistic. She tells CJAD she politely asked the officer, if he could quickly write up the ticket.
Then the situation turned nasty. After waiting for some time for her ticket, she got out of her vehicle, to find out why the delay, and walked towards the officer's vehicle.
"At that point he decided to lock my car door, he then took my keys." All the while, her autistic son was in the car screaming.
Amy then asked for his name and badge number. He refused.
"He was cursing, he was saying if I didn't sit down and shut up, he would arrest me."
When contacted by CJAD, Laval police spokesperson Franco di Genova confirms a complaint had been registered.
The Police Ethics Committee will eventually meet the officer in question. They will ask for his version of what happened. If found guilty, punishment could be a reprimand in his file, to maybe, a day or two of suspension."
Amy hopes her story is a wakeup call for both motorists and police.