Officer 728 found guilty of assault in violent arrest
MONTREAL – A Montreal police officer has been found guilty of assault in relation to a violent arrest in October 2012.
Stéfanie Trudeau, better known by her badge number 728, was caught on cellphone video arresting Serge Lavoie in a stairwell on Papineau Avenue in Montreal.
The video showed Trudeau using excessive force to arrest Lavoie after he was spotted drinking beer on the street.
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In his two hour address, Judge Daniel Bédard said he didn’t believe the police officer’s version of the facts.
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