The City of Montreal’s nominee to head the police force, Fady Dagher, appeared before the city’s selection committee Thursday. As Montrealers wait for the new police chief to be confirmed in the position, expectations are already high.
“I love it. I love it. I love it. I had wanted this the last time around and he didn’t get it,” said Dr. Myrna Lashley, a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University.
Red Coalition Public Safety and Racial Profiling Director Alain Babineau was at Dagher’s first press conference Thursday afternoon.
“Mr. Dagher is the right person for the right job at the right time,” said Babineau.
It’s a time when community leaders are calling for change within the police department, to re-build trust with different racialized and minority communities.