"Massive" evidence in case of suspected abusive cop "Officer 728"


The defence in the case of Montreal police constable Stéfanie "Officer 728" Trudeau says they will have to go through "massive" amountsof evidence before deciding their next move.

Trudeau, better known as Officer 728 in reference to her badge number, was formally arraigned on an assault charge in a controversial arrest in the Plateau Mont Royal in 2012.

The officer was not in court and did not have to be at this stage. She was represented by a defence lawyer assisting the lead lawyer in the case, Jean-Pierre Rancourt.

Célina St-François entered no plea during the brief hearing and the next court date is scheduled for mid-July. The crown handed over a big cardboard box of evidence to St-François.

"The evidence is pretty voluminous so we'll take a look at the evidence and we'll be able to take a position in July," St-François told reporters.

Trudeau is charged in connection with a suspected case of abuse of authority during a confrontation with three men at an apartment building on Papineau in october 2012. Musician Serge Lavoie is shown in a severe headlock during the arrest which was caught on video and widely circulated.

Trudeau also made headlines during the 2012 student protests when she was again caught on video, this time pepperspraying a group of student protestors, one of whom was taunting her.

Trudeau was suspended during the internal investigation but her lawyer had no information about her current status.

Montreal police confirm to CJAD 800 News that Trudeau remains suspended with pay.

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  1. Joseph posted on 05/06/2014 12:45 PM
    Always a bad apple in the barrel.
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