Montreal police chief says it could take up to a decade to clean up force – British Columbia News

Montreal police chief says it could take up to a decade to clean up force – British Columbia News


Montreal’s police chief said Friday it could take between five and ten years to bring about a change to the internal culture within the embattled force.

Philippe Pichet presented his plan to restore public confidence in Montreal law enforcement, which has been plagued by allegations of corruption and wrongdoing within its ranks in recent months.

The report he presented to Montreal municipal officials includes nearly 40 recommendations addressing a wide array of issues.

“Despite the difficulties we’re living with and the issues we have in terms of investigations and internal affairs, the police force is continuing to move forward, working to give citizens a better service with a concrete plan,” Pichet said.

“As a police force, we know where we’re going and we’re taking…



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