Head of Quebec’s provincial police testifies at Val d’Or inquiry

 

The head of Quebec’s provincial police force is testifying at the Val d’Or inquiry set up because of actions of his officers.

Martin Prud’homme, who is currently on leave from being the head of the Surete du Quebec to act as interim chief of the Montreal police, attended the Quebec Inquiry to respond to allegations that some of his officers abused Indigenous women in Val d’Or, 525 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

The inquiry, which has been examining the relationship between some of Quebec’s public agencies and Indigenous peoples, is coming to an end soon.

 

 

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.