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Should Guy Lafleur sue the police?
Wed, April 2, 2008

MONTREAL -- Montreal hockey great Guy Lafleur is suing Montreal police and Quebec's solicitor general for a total of $3.5 million because of the warrant issued for his arrest earlier this year.

The suit targets Crown prosecutor Lise Archambault, Montreal police officer Francoise Fortin and their respective employers, lawyer Jean-Pierre Rancourt said in an interview yesterday.

Rancourt said Lafleur's reputation has been tarnished by the decision by authorities to proceed with the arrest warrant instead of a summons.
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Should Guy Lafleur sue the police?



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Its another "I am a star, how dare the great unwashed deal with me like everybody else." I like Guy, a great hockey player. To be honest didn't even know about this until I read it, so he kind of tarnished his reputation by dragging this out in the open. He broke the law, so pay the piper, there should be no preferential treatment.

And by the way, my Dad never took me to Hotels to spend the nights with my girlfriend...WTF!!! Geez I had to steal his car and make out in the back seat lol
dogma, 2008-04-03 18:41:09

Just the fact that we are writing comments on this shows that the solicitor was wrong. It's fine to say "no preferential treatment" when if you or I received a warrant, nobody would even know. If however, it's front page news for a month and a $3.5M lawsuit, it's a different matter. You or I could take off and hide if summoned, where is Guy going to go and why? He has the added court of public opinion to deal with and people who say "so what" are either jealous or petty. I hope he wins and teaches some puffed up pencil pusher a lesson. There's far too many of them in this province (read: language police) that drain more money from the public coffers than this settlement would.
Rick W., 2008-04-03 14:42:05

This is an unfair question that is very difficult for the general public to answer. Mr. Lafleur and other well-known public figures live life like a double-edged sword. If he gets fair treatment by the police, it will, or can be misconstrued as preferential treatment by the public. If he gets unfairly targeted, or mistreated, and tries to defend himself, it will, or can be perceived as wanting to get preferential treatment. Whatever the situation, things are very difficult for him and his family at this point. He deserves the dignity to be allowed to handle this matter without outside scrutiny. He is no longer a player and has not been for quite a long time. It is simply a private family matter. We should leave it at that.
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-04-03 08:34:31

In the mid seventies, Lafleur crashed his Ferrari in Montreal in the middle of the night. Legend has it that one of the citys' 'finest' seeing that it was Lafleur, who had been drinking, ushered him off and saved his arse. I guess Guy forgot about that. I've always liked him but he tends to say dumb things on occasion.
Guy from Ottawa, 2008-04-02 23:47:37

Definitely not. He says his reputation has been tarnished by the warrant. Uhhh no, it was already tarnished when he disobeyed the law by driving his son to a hotel to be with his girlfriend. You disobey, justice prevails, you obey, life goes on, you have a clear conscience. Enough said. He's rather pathetic. Be a father to you son and do what is right, not wrong.
Mark, 2008-04-02 21:12:37

I was always of fan of Guy on the ice, but off ice our heroes are just as normal as the rest of us with bad decision making at times.I don't think he should sue as the whole thing will turn into a bigger circus than it already is.I think it will tarnish his image further whether he wins or looses.
Johnny, 2008-04-02 15:11:09

Sorry Guy you are wrong on this one. A parent will always support their child when ever possible. But lying to the courts, police wrong. You broke the law - you allowed your son to break the law and it made it look like he and you are above the law and your not. Being a public figure as you have been most of your life - you need to show everyone that you support the law.
lorna, 2008-04-02 14:54:12

Joe,

I agree with you that hockey players should not expect preferential treatment from the law, even if they were "superstars" and household names. What I do take exception to though is your reference to "the attitude of Quebec really showing here". I don't know if you are a resident of the province and being critical of your "own house" (if you are I guess you are also entitled to your opinion), but if you are not then you are being blatently racist and ethnocentric in your comments. Last time I checked, Quebecers are no more or less moral than the rest of us. Yes, we all have the responsibility to show good judgment, accept the consequences of our actions and by so doing, be good role models for our children. Let's not cloud the issue with race and politics.
Murray, 2008-04-02 13:52:07

Petty law enforcement officals trying to get their name in the paper with a high profile celebrity. Guy Lafleur is 'The Man' and gave Montreal many Stanley Cup Parades, he should be cut some slack for trying to protect his son. I challenge any parent out there who wouldn't go to bat for their child.
Shawn Madore, 2008-04-02 13:35:40

Last time I looked, perjury is an offense is it not? Does that not make him a criminal? Can he not be jailed? He knew he was breaking the law by taking his son to have sex with his girlfriend and he knew he was committing perjury when he lied about it. Come on, suing the police officer that served you the arrest warrant???? Grow up, what an awful "role model" he his. You break the law, you suffer the punishment - not just Lafleur but his son also. How could any "good" parent ever condone something like that. He got what he deserved, now he just was his 10 more seconds on fame.
poupa, 2008-04-02 13:28:26

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