.and these cops gave the guy a ticket.....you gotta love justice in Labelle Province,.lol
Quebec cops caught napping on video
Photograph by: Gazette, File Photo
MONTREAL - An amateur videographer captured what appeared to be two Sûreté du Québec officers taking a snooze in the back of their patrol car on Thursday morning in the Mauricie.
The 22-second YouTube video, sent in to Trois Rivières radio station NRJ 102.3 by a man identified only as "Max," was reportedly shot early Thursday along Highway 40 just outside Trois Rivières. The man reported that he noticed the patrol car parked on the side of the highway, but couldn't see anyone inside. Concerned there might be something amiss, the radio station reported that Max pulled over and walked up to the vehicle. When he saw the officers lying down inside, he quickly grabbed a camera.
One of the officers notices he's being filmed a few seconds into the video, and quickly exits the patrol car. The driver is asked for his licence, and was reportedly given a ticket for having parked his vehicle illegally.
SQ Sgt. Guy Lapointe said the force became aware of the incident at the same time as the media and the public, and immediately launched an investigation.
"We consider this kind of behavior unacceptable," Lapointe said. "I can tell you we're treating this very, very seriously."
The officers have been asked to submit a written report to their superiors explaining what happened, and investigators will be meeting with Max at some point today or in the next few days, he added.
Lapointe said that he had heard the report that the man who shot the video was given a ticket, but could not confirm what it was for or how much the motorist was fined. Once a ticket is issued, the SQ can't cancel it themselves, Lapointe explained, but it can be cancelled by a Crown Prosecutor.
"If the citizen did receive a ticket, the Crown Prosecutor will be informed of everything that happened … so he or she can make the right decision," he said.