Items about the police

The SPVM says it wants to hire more minority officers but critics say it’s not going about it the right way.

Police were called out Wednesday at the hearings into official treatment of indigenous people.

In other police news, ex SPVM chief Philippe Pichet has been put in charge of the security agents at city hall, keeping his full salary.

At the provincial level, UPAC has been turned into more of a police force rather than a purely investigative group. The PLQ pushed through this bill despite recent infighting in UPAC over alleged leaks to the media. La Presse lays out how Bill 107 changes UPAC.