While Ghyslain Lavoie was trying to perform a good deed in August 2017, the problem was the methods he used to do it. That includes entering the home of Yves Gratton, a Montreal lawyer, while he and his family slept before 2 a.m. on the morning in question.
Gratton defends clients who require legal aid and has displayed an impressive knowledge of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms in cases heard at the Montreal courthouse.
According to a decision released by the Police Ethics Committee on Monday, a citizen found a wallet and handed it to Lavoie while he was on patrol on Aug. 20, 2017. The wallet belonged to Gratton’s daughter, but Lavoie had no idea who she was when he received it.