Police armament causes concern

The SPVM plan to beef up its arsenal has sparked demands from 25 diverse groups including the Ligue des droits et libertés, unions, indigenous and LGBT community groups and others, for debate and discussion over what the police think they’re up to.

At the same time, the force has suspended the purchase and distribution of tasers, after technical difficulties with the ones they have.

In other police news, the force has signed up a larger proportion of women over the last couple of years compared to previous numbers.