February 25, 2016 5:27 pm
Updated: February 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Officer 728 found guilty of assault in violent arrest

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

HO, ICI Radio-Canada/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A Montreal police officer has been found guilty of assault in relation to a violent arrest in October 2012.

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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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