At the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (BEI), SQ took charge of the investigation of the three murders that had occurred within 24 hours, a few days earlier, in Montreal and Laval.
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This procedure is unusual, because murders committed in Montreal are usually investigated by the SPVM. But since it is the same person, in a close spatiotemporal space, it is more practical. There will be an investigation in Laval in Montreal. Andre Durocher, a retired SPVM inspector, explained that this would be a lot of investigation.
According to him, serious crimes could occur more frequently in the future.
“My police career started in the early 80’s when we started seeing abolition of institutions. And we saw an increase. What I found unfortunate in this situation, at some point for a police officer, it becomes difficult to tell who the offender or the person with mental health problems is.”
Moreover, Quebec is seeing the largest increase in the Serious Crime Index in Canada, Statistics Canada revealed on Tuesday.
“What I’m seeing now, which I’ve never seen in my 40-year career, is the number of violent incidents we’re currently experiencing. Not only on an annual basis, but practically a few times a week. This is worrying,” the former inspector believes.
“I hope it’s a wake-up call. How many victims exactly will we need in order to face the problem head on?” he asks.
Watch his full interview in the video above.