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February 16, 2010

Jeanne To Thanh Hien

MONTREAL - A devastating report from a provincial ombudsman says there's little evidence police officers can fairly investigate themselves. Quebec ombudsman Raymonde Saint-Germain says she's detected serious errors and signs of bias in cases where police are investigated in that province.

February 16, 2010

To: The Quebec Ombudsman, Raymonde St-Germaine,

I have been begging for justice day and night for thirteen years, since I was attacked and robbed in my home at 4995 Prince of Wales, NDG, Montreal on October 7, 1996.
A Montreal Police officer helped the thief and the police have been covering up ever since.

I am now 73 years old and fighting cancer. I have very little energy, but I am still fighting for the return of every precious thing that was stolen from me and from my family by Dawn McSweeney and her "partners in crime."

All details available at

Phyllis Carter
"PROTECTEUR DU CITOYEN" CANNOT INTERVENE even though I am a Canadian citizen and I have lived in Quebec all my life, as have generations of my family before me.
Your emails to the Quebec Ombudsman
05/03/2010 1:33:52 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Mrs Carter,
Le Protecteur du citoyen (the Quebec Ombudsman) did receive the four emails you sent on February 16, 2010 regarding the events of October 7, 1996 where your were attacked and robbed.  In your emails you mention that "Montreal Police officer helped the thief and has been covering up ever since." You also ask for the Ombudsmans's help because you are "still fighting for the return of every precious thing that was stolen" from you and your family.
Unfortunately, the Quebec Ombudsman will not be able to help you regarding those events. The Ombudsman cannot intervene in respect of an act or omission of a police officer or a police body.
The mission of the Quebec Ombudsman is to make sure that the ministries and agencies of the Government of Québec and institutions in the health and social services network provide you with adequate services and respect your rights.
In the report released on February 16, 2010,  the Quebec Ombudsman decided to analyse the policy implemented by Ministère de la Sécurité publique when police officers are involved in incidents resulting in serious injury or death. For such events, the Quebec ombudsman decided to call into question the investigative procedure used to clarify the circumstances surrounding those incidents. This procedure, and consequently the Ombudsman's report, does not apply to regular police investigations nor to police ethic questions.
We are sorry that we are unable to assist you further.
Marie-Claude Ladouceur
Delegate of the Quebec Ombudsman 

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