Costa Labos, high-ranking Montreal police officer, suspended
Top internal affairs officer was accused of lying to judge to obtain search warrant
Montreal police Chief Philippe Pichet has suspended one of his top officers after receiving information from provincial police.
Pichet confirmed the news late Thursday afternoon.
Radio-Canada has learned the suspended officer is Costa Labos, the former head of internal affairs at the Montreal police service.
Labos under investigation
In March, Radio-Canada reported that Labos was under investigation by the SQ for allegedly fabricating evidence.
Labos has been at the centre of controversy for the aggressive investigation of an officer who was seen having lunch with a journalist.
The SQ had already looked into this case last year, and Pichet announced at a news conference in June that prosecutors had decided not to lay any charges against Labos.
Pichet said at the time he considered the matter closed.
Sometime after that, the SQ launched a second investigation into Labos.