A school teacher and a school janitor say they will file a complaint against an overly aggressive Montreal police officer over a confrontation on the Plateau earlier this week.
The pair claim they were roughed up and pepper sprayed by a police officer who had run a red light in front of Ecole Pied-de-la-Montagne.
Carl Cadieux, the janitor had yelled at the officer to be more careful because of the children in the area.
They say the officer backed up , confronted Cadieux in an aggressive manner, and when he refused to show the police officer identification and pulled out his cellphone to record the encounter, he was slammed into the patrol car and handcuffed.
The teacher, Nadia Lessard, says when she approached the officer, touched his arm, and urged him to calm down, she was grabbed by the throat, pepper sprayed and was also handcuffed.
The pair was taken into custody.
The janitor was released but the teacher has been charged with obstruction of justice.
Neither the Commission scolaire de Montréal , nor the Montreal police department is commenting.