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Vigil mourns victim of police brutality

A photo essay in memory of Alain Magloire

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On February 3, Montreal police shot and killed 41-year-old Alain Magloire. The justification given for the shooting was that Magloire, a homeless man who was said to have mental health issues, was wielding a hammer. Police shot Magloire before a senior officer with a taser arrived at the scene. Quebec’s chief coroner has ordered a public inquiry into Magloire’s death, examining the emergency protocol used for interventions for those with mental health issues. On February 4, a vigil was held for Magloire at Place Emilie-Gamelin.