A police officer accused of roughing up a school janitor and pepper spraying a female teacher at a Plateau school last week won't be facing criminal charges.
The janitor and teacher, however, are still being charged with interfering with a police officer.
The case is still before the police ethics board, but after a week of investigating, Montreal police won't be pressing any charges against the officer involved.
The incident happened in the late afternoon of June 11 at the Pied de la Montagne school on Pine Ave. E.
Commander Ian Lafreniere of the Montreal police says the officer was responding to an emergency call when he sped by the school.
Janitor Carl Cadieux said the car didn't have its lights or sirens on. That's when he yelled at the officer to slow down,
Lafreniere said that after the emergency was called off the officer pulled a U-turn and returned to confront Cadieux — and then arrested him when he felt threatened.
Later on, teacher Nadia Lessard was pepper sprayed and then arrested after she tried to intervene.