Quebec City police respond 100 times a day to people not respecting COVID-19 restrictions

Quebec city police

Quebec City Police (SPVQ) officers have intervened 900 times since the start of the COVID-19 crisis when people did not comply with public health guidelines.

SPVQ chief Robert Pigeon reported that there were about 20 cases where people resisted the police at a news conference Friday. Their files were transferred to investigators and then to the director of criminal and penal prosecutions.

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— Service de police de la Ville de Québec (@SPVQ_police) April 3, 2020

At the end of the investigations, those charged could be fined between $1,000 and $6,000.

The SPVQ says it responds to around 100 calls per day to those who are not abiding by instructions regarding COVID-19.

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