December 12, 2014 4:31 pm
Updated: December 12, 2014 4:38 pm

Montreal’s officer 728 faces reduced charge

Montreal Const. 728, Stefanie Trudeau, makes an arrest in an image taken from a 2012 video.

HO, ICI Radio-Canada/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The notorious Montreal police officer known as “Officer 728” is now facing reduced charges against her.

Stefanie Trudeau was suspended from the police force in October 2012 as a result of an incident during the student protests in 2012.

She was filmed roughing up some men who had been drinking beer in public.

The arrest became highly publicized after the video went viral and was widely shown in the media.

On Friday, the assault charges were reduced to a summary offence rather than a criminal offence.

A summary conviction carries a maximum penalty of six months, as opposed to as many as five years to be served in a criminal case.

Trudeau is scheduled to be in court again in February.

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