255.5. The duly completed application for a remission is filed at the office of the ethics committee.
The clerk shall acknowledge receipt of the application and shall send a copy of the application to the director of the police force that imposed the penalty for the transgression for which a remission is requested.
A copy of the application is also sent to the director of the police force of which the police officer is a member on the day the application is filed so that the director may check whether the police officer was found guilty of an offence referred to in subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 115, is under criminal prosecution or, in the year before the application, was the subject of an allegation concerning a criminal offence. If the check is done by an employer to which this chapter applies, the Sûreté du Québec shall provide the employer with the required information on request. The director of the police force shall answer the clerk in writing not later than 30 days after the date the application is filed.
A copy of the application is also sent to the Commissioner to check whether a complaint with respect to the police officer is pending before the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall also record the date on which the penalty for the transgression for which the remission is applied for was imposed. The Commissioner shall answer the clerk in writing not later than 15 days after the date the application is filed, and may include observations.