"Officer 728" charged with assault following highly-publicized arrest video

A Montreal police officer best known by her badge number has been charged with simple assault in connection with a highly publicized arrest caught on video.

The Crown says the charge against Stefanie Trudeau stems from an arrest in October 2012 that started with a man drinking beer outdoors.

The arrest became highly publicized after a video of it went viral and was widely shown in the media.

Video and audio recordings pointed to a forceful, profanity-laced arrest of a friend of the man who was accused of drinking.

Trudeau's badge number of 728 was first seen during a student protest earlier in 2012 when a video showed an officer liberally pepper-spraying demonstrators.

The Crown decided there was not enough evidence to lay charges in that incident.


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  1. ric posted on 03/22/2014 10:12 PM
    Maybe the pq can hire her to enforce the charter of values. They both seem to have that same mentality.
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