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Alain Magloire, 41
Montreal, Quebec
February 03, 2014

Agencies: BEI (Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, Bureau of Independent Investigations) Quebec

Last updated: 5 months ago

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On the morning of Feb. 3, 2014, Montreal police were called to a hostel on Berri St. to investigate a report of a man threatening staff and breaking windows with a hammer. Witnesses say police surrounded Magloire, who was reportedly still clutching the hammer when they arrived, on the sidewalk near the Berri Métro station. Magloire walked onto the street toward officers and was knocked off his feet by a squad car. He rolled over the hood of the car, stumbled back onto the sidewalk and was then shot four times by police officers. The Sûreté du Québec was called in to investigate the shooting, as is the practice when a death or serious injury results from a Montreal police action. On September 3, Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office announced that no charges would be laid against the officers involved in the shooting.

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