Quebec woman accuses police of discrimination for searching home without a warrant

MONTREAL -- A St-Eustache woman is accusing the police making disparaging and sexist remarks in front of her children while searching her home without a warrant.

Diana Santos said the two officers showed up at her house on the night of April 22, asking why her front door was open. Santos said her daughter was playing in the front yard and had been running in and out of the house.

While the officers eventually left, she said they came back 15 minutes later.

“It's my house. Children were playing, it's normal, not strange,” she said. “But they said there had been a theft at a pizzeria.”

Santos said the police told her she fit the description of a suspect who had stolen a pizza five days earlier.


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