Teacher, janitor in confrontation with police officer

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.


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  1. joeN posted on 06/13/2014 10:20 AM
    Another pea brain cop showing us how inept our montreal police is and how the cover up machine will white wash what happened. I hope for the janitor and teacher they file a complaint and sue the force. Small minded cops like this need to be removed from the payroll.
  2. Rooster posted on 06/13/2014 12:10 PM
    We need a little more of the cops showing who is boss and less of citizens trying to tell them that they are not above the law.
    Wonder how the cops will wiggle out of this one?
  3. Drew posted on 06/13/2014 01:07 PM
    People have not learn' t there lesson yet they are above the law.
  4. Cindy posted on 06/14/2014 12:36 AM
    The policeman should be fired. No excuses. Right away.
  5. HusA posted on 06/16/2014 07:52 AM
    School kids should not go through this if it can be avoided, which also make me question; If I was a teacher; why would I intervene in a confrontational and aggressive situation and leave crying school kids behind?
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