This morning the RCMP arrested one of their own officers. It is alleged that the officer used police databanks without due authorization to check the identity of licence plate owners.
Kevin Beauvais-Benoit, a 33-year-old resident of Saint-Rémi, was formally charged with unauthorized use of a Canadian Police Information Centre computer terminal and data. He also faces charges of criminal harassment, breach of trust and releasing information to an unauthorized third party.
Kevin Beauvais-Benoit has less than two years of service with the RCMP. It is alleged that the offences were committed between 2014 and 2015 while the accused was posted in Saskatchewan. He was later transferred to Quebec in early 2016 and has been suspended with pay since then.
It is believed that the accused violated the law to serve the personal purposes of two individuals that he knew. They are Benoit Robert, 32, of Saint-Michel-de-Napierville, and Dominic Boyer, 34, of Saint-Rémi.
These two individuals allegedly used the information obtained illegally to attend the place of residence of a victim and to intimidate this person.
All three accused are scheduled to appear in court in Longueuil on September 21, 2016.