Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly resigns

Chief Sloly resigns

OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 15. 2022 – Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has resigned from his position according to several reports, following criticism from some politicians and downtown Ottawa residents on the Ottawa Police Services’ handling of the ongoing occupation of Parliament Hill and the surrounding area.

Ottawa Police limiting the protest occupation

The report comes less than 24 hours after the federal government invoked Canada’s Emergencies Act in an effort to address ongoing convoy protests that have affected border crossings and cities across the country, including the nation’s capital.

The CBC has reported that on Tuesday Chief Peter Sloly has informed the Ottawa Police Board of his decision and he is stepping down after the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting today. The news that Chief Sloly was stepping down was also tweeted out by Ottawa City councillor, Riley Brockington.

Chief Sloly joined the Ottawa Police Service in October 2019 after serving as deputy police chief with the Toronto Police Service for seven years. Sloly had also served 27 years with Toronto before resigning in 2016.

The official announcement is expected following the Ottawa Police Services Board’s special meeting on Tuesday, February 15, which has been postponed to 2:30 p.m.

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