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Quebec prosecutor’s office clears provincial police chief after probe


March 25, 2020
By The Canadian Press

Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions says there will be no charges against the head of the provincial police force.

But Chief Martin Prud’homme will have to wait before he’s permitted to return to his job.

Prud’homme was suspended from his duties a little more than a year ago because of unspecified allegations.

At the time, the government said the decision to temporarily suspend Prud’homme was “administrative.”

A spokesperson from Guilbault’s office says he remains suspended with pay while an ethical review continues.

Amelie Paquet says the Coalition Avenir Quebec government has always said Prud’homme could return to work if he’s cleared.

Prud’homme was appointed head of the provincial force in 2014 by the former Liberal government.

 

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