MONTREAL – Stéfanie Trudeau, the Montreal police officer caught on video forcefully arresting a group during the 2012 student protests, has released her autobiography.
The book is titled Matricule 728: servir et se faire salir, or Officer 728: to serve and be shamed.
It was co-written with biographer Bernard Tétrault.
Trudeau’s name was thrown into the spotlight when videos surfaced of two incidents that involved her aggressive policing.
In the book, Trudeau, who was sworn in as a police officer in 1994, speaks about the difficulties she encountered over the course of her childhood due to her homosexuality.
She is the mother of two girls.
In one case, a video shows Trudeau pepper-spraying a group of protesters without warning during a student demonstration in 2012.
Trudeau argued she was following orders and used the spray as she learned in her training.
In another arrest incident, she is seen holding a man in a headlock allegedly because he was drinking beer in public in October 2012.
The video was posted by the victim’s friends.
An excerpt from her book explains that she does not feel the police did enough to protect her and her colleague following the incident.
“We’ve been betrayed by our own. Thanks a lot,” she wrote.
“You’ve made me hate the one thing I loved most in the whole world: being in uniform and at the service of others.”
Trudeau’s court proceedings are set to begin June 2016; she was formally charged with assault in March 2014.
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The book can be bought Renaud-Bray for $24.95.
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