Friday, October 30, 2009

Montreal North Like The Bronx, Cop Says At Villanueva Inquest

Lawyer Peter-George Louis directs Fredy Villanueva's parents, Gilberto and Lilian, to the courtroom on Oct. 26, 2009, to hear the long-delayed coroner's inquest into their son's shooting death. Montreal police officer Jean-Loup Lapointe fatally wounded 18-year-old Fredy in Montreal North in August 2008. Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – One of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Fredy Villanueva compared Montreal North to the Bronx Friday during a coroner's inquest into the death.

Stéphanie Pilotte, who had just 18 months' experience on the force when her partner, Jean-Loup Lapointe, shot Villanueva, said the area was rife with street gangs and plagued with armed robberies, loitering, poverty and conjugal violence.

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My Comment: I use to live there ..... police officer Stephanie Pilotte is 100% right.

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