Quebec, September 7th 2001


Monsieur Serge Bourassa-Lacombe
583, rue Guizot Est 
Montreal (Quebec) H2P 1N4


Ref/N. :          01-14354


Dear Sir,

We acknowledge reception of the documents which you forwarded to the Ombudsman of the citizen concerning a complaint against the police officers of the Regional Sherbrooke Police Service.

We noted that your complaint had also been addressed to the Police chief with the police deontology.

Since that the police chief is the proper legal authority to receive and treat the complaints in deontology against the police officers, it appears convenient to us to leave it to him so He can give the appropriate following to your request.

In the possibility where no answer would reach you from the police chief within a reasonable time, we invite you to inform us.

We ask you to receive, Sir, the expression of our best feelings.



                                 YVES M. BOLDUC
                                                          Delegated for citizen Ombudsman 

525, boul. René-Levesque Est, bureau 1.25, Quebec (Quebec) G1R 5Y4  Telephone : (418) 643-2688   Free : 1 800 463-5070                    Telecopy : (418) 643-8759