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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:47

Sûreté du Québec officer sanctioned for calling man an 'ostie d'arabe'

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Martin Guénette was caught on tape calling a suspect a "God damn arab" in 2014. (Radio-Canada)Quebec's police ethics commission has sanctioned Sûreté du Québec officer Martin Guénette after he referred to an Algerian-Quebecer as an "ostie d'arabe" — which roughly translates as a "God damn Arab" — during an arrest.

In a Sept. 14 decision, the commission found that Guénette breached four articles of the police ethics code during the arrest of Walid Benouada after an altercation on the side of the highway in August 2014. READ ON

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