In the midst of a gun crisis, the daughter of the Montreal police chief published Halloween photos on social media until yesterday where we see her, hooded, holding a toy gun that looks like a real weapon.
The photos in question disappeared from the Instagram profile of Fady Dagher's daughter just minutes after the QMI Agency informed the entourage of the leader of their existence.
The five-shot sequence shows Mr. Dagher's daughter wearing a blue bikini top, black pants and a blue balaclava. The item she's holding is believed to be a toy gun, according to our information.
“Someone who sees her with this in their hands and calls the police, I can tell you that we intervene at high risk by saying that it is a real firearm, ”said an SPVM police officer on condition of anonymity.
Dozens of Internet users “liked” the publication of the young woman, whom we have chosen not to name.
The Instagram profile of the SPVM chief's daughter is public and can therefore be consulted by anyone.
The photos, published on October 31, were taken in a field of parking. It is not known if they were taken in Montreal or in another city. It is also impossible to know that the young woman was attending a Halloween party, posing alone in the dark, in the middle of the vast parking lot.
The young woman is holding the weapon in four of the five photos uploaded that evening.
The images remained online for more than two months before being promptly removed on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Le Journal de Montréalreported that Fady Dagher had called out his troops during the holiday season to make known his intention to fight firmly against armed violence in the streets of the metropolis.
Two shootings erupted during the first three days of 2023 in Montreal, which raises fears of another “hot” year in the city.
The SPVM systematically conducts a reputation investigation, commonly known as security clearance, on each of its new employees, even civilians.
Fady Dagher took office at the end of 2022, but must be sworn in in two weeks.  ;
Fady Dagher and Valérie Plante, last November.
When his daughter posted the controversial photos on social media, Mr. Dagher was at that time chief of the Longueuil agglomeration police department.
Thursday noon, the SPVM had not yet responded to our request to comment on the case.
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