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Montreal police search for suspects after pro-Macron celebrations disrupted

Montreal police are hoping to identify and locate several individuals in connection with an armed assault in a Plateau-Mont-Royal restaurant one week ago.

Police say a group had gathered in the basement of a St-Denis Street restaurant on April 12 to celebrate the first year in office of French President… 190 more words

Canada

Montreal police plan for more stun guns decried at meeting of public security committee

Will giving a stun gun to every pair of police officers on the beat make the public safer or put citizens at greater risk?

Tuesday’s session of Montreal’s public security committee — now held in public under Mayor Valérie Plante’s administration — revealed how polarized Montrealers are over that question. 485 more words

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Police investigate vehicle arson in LaSalle

The arson squad is investigating after two vehicles were torched in a commercial parking lot in Montreal’s LaSalle borough.

Police were called to the parking lot on Lyette Street, near Jeannette Street, at around 10 p.m. 114 more words

Crime

Un élu presse le SPVM (Montreal police) d'intégrer le hijab et le turban

Other police services have managed to do so:

Le Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) doit autoriser ses agents à porter le hijab ou le turban, réclame un élu montréalais.

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Multiculturalism

City councillor wants Montreal police force to allow turbans and hijabs

A longtime city councillor is again calling on the Montreal police force to allow its officers to wear turbans and hijabs.

Coun. Marvin Rotrand tried in 2016 to get the police service to allow the wearing of religious symbols but says its response at the time was that it didn’t have a policy. 87 more words

Politics

Man arrested in connection with Montreal apartment fire

A 50-year-old man is in police custody following a fire in an apartment building on Wurtele Street, between Hochelaga and de Rouen Streets, in Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough. 141 more words

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Montreal man, 23, faces charges of luring minors online

Montreal police have arrested a 23-year-old man who is now facing charges of online luring of at least two minors, inciting them to engage in sexual acts and sending them sexually explicit materials. 116 more words

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