Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal's Mayor Stands by Police Chief amid Outcry over Journalist Surveillance

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal's Mayor Stands by Police Chief amid Outcry over Journalist Surveillance

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Montreal's mayor stands by police chief

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MONTREAL - Montreal's mayor is standing by the city's police chief amid new reports of police surveillance of journalists' phones.

Denis Coderre says asking Chief Philippe Pichet to resign without a full inquiry would amount to a "public lynching."

La Presse reported Saturday that police obtained a warrant to listen to two journalists' phone calls.

Pichet responded by saying the department only tapped the phones of its own officers who were under investigation for alleged crimes, although anyone they spoke to may have been overheard.

He had previously said surveillance of a columnist's iPhone was restricted to logging incoming and outgoing numbers and activating the phone's GPS chip. …

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