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Despite recent criticism and controversy surrounding intervention strategies, the STM is still moving ahead with its plan to grant officers "special constable designation" subject to the Police Act and the Commissaire à la déontologie policière as of July 2021. 

MTL Blog reached out to the STM to find out more about these plans and how they will affect customer relations moving forward.

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On April 17, a video was posted to Twitter showing two STM officers wrestling with and striking a person who allegedly didn't pay their fare.

This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.

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Montreal's STM inspectors are set to get a new police-like status by July, a press release says. As special constables, they'll be able to issue statements of offence, give traffic tickets — and even make arrests. 

The request for inspectors to be designated special constables was made to the Ministère de la Sécurité publique last summer and, according to the STM, was recently granted. 

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If you've ever gotten a fine in the metro for not holding on to your ticket, I'm sure you were pretty pissed off about it.

After all, you paid to ride the metro.

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