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SPVM Investigates Montreal Police Officers Who Abused Homeless Man & Valérie Plante Reacts

The video has been viewed over 100,000 times in the past 24 hours...

Associate Editor, MTL Blog
Valérie Plante during press conference, Right: Montreal police officer in uniform.

Valérie Plante during press conference, Right: Montreal police officer in uniform.

On April 29, a viral video posted to TikTok showcased two Montreal police officers carrying out an aggressive intervention with a homeless man — and social media is in an uproar.

In the span of 24 hours, the video has been viewed by over 100,000 people. The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) and the city's Mayor, Valérie Plante, took to the internet to share their reactions.


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"The SPVM is aware of a video circulating on social media regarding a police intervention. In order to shed light on the situation, the video is currently being analyzed to find out the detailed circumstances surrounding the event," the Montreal police said on Twitter.

The video, which has enraged many Montrealers, was posted by @Cornyturd and was seemingly filmed through a resident's window and later posted to TikTok.

The shocking video shows two police officers pushing a homeless man to the ground and away from his belongings.

"After the preliminary analysis of the facts surrounding the intervention that is currently circulating on social media and involving 2 patrol officers, the SPVM announces the holding of an investigation into this event. It will be entrusted to the Directorate of Integrity and Professional Standards," the Montreal police said.

While the SPVM wasted no time speaking on the matter, Montreal Mayor, Valérie Plante also voiced her opinion, sharing that she was "shocked" by the video.

"I was shocked by the video of a police intervention circulating online. The actions of the officers are completely unacceptable and reflect badly on the excellent work of our police officers. The SPVM is investigating to shed light on this situation," Plante tweeted out.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

    Mike Chaar
    Associate Editor, MTL Blog
    Mike Chaar is an Assistant Editor for MTL Blog focused on recalls in Canada and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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