The timing of Sloly’s departure is so weird.
It’s weird. Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act and then Ottawa’s police chief loses his job. I saw people say Police Chief Peter Sloly resigned, but it looks like the city was going to fire him.
Diane Deans, chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board, said the board and Sloly “reached a ‘mutually agreeable separation.'”
The Emergencies Act gives the federal government powers to help stop those pesky truckers in the Freedom Convoy.
The Associated Press reported that Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly lost his job because he could not handle the Freedom Convoy.
Please see my statement below. pic.twitter.com/2tfUDPiKTI
— Chief Peter Sloly (@OPSChiefSloly) February 15, 2022
Sloly’s resignation comes as sources tell CBC News he’s been accused of bullying and volatile behaviour that has damaged relations with senior leadership and compromised the force’s ability to cope with the truck protest.
Multiple sources have told CBC News that Sloly allegedly belittled and berated senior Ottawa Police Service officers in front of their colleagues, and has failed to put forward a solid operations plan to end the crisis.
Sources say he allegedly has come into conflict with members of the OPP and RCMP tasked with assisting the city’s law enforcement efforts during the crisis.
Bizarre how all of this is coming out now and not before. If everyone had problems with Sloly you’d think they’d leak out this information at least last week.
Everything is strange about this move, especially the timing.
Interim Chief Steve Bell told CTV News “that with new resources flowing in from other police forces and new emergency tools from upper levels of government, he believes police have reached a turning point.”
It’s odd because Sloly kept asking for reinforcements to handle the Freedom Convoy, insisting he need 1,800 more police officers.
However, Trudeau didn’t think “Ottawa has exhausted its tools and resources.” But then he invoked the Emergencies Act that provides the city with more resources.
But still. If Ottawa didn’t use all of its resources as Trudeau claimed then why give them more?
Just last week Sloly said he did not have plans to resign: “I came here to do a job and I’m going to get that job done all the way through.”
It sounds like Sloly did not want to start a war because it would lead to the loss of life and property. He considered everything a success because “there was no major violence.”
Then again, Trudeau’s declaration could have been too much for Sloly because he knows it has the potential to cause an outbreak.
I just cannot get over the timing, which is why I waited all day to write about Sloly’s departure. I wanted to get as much information as I could before saying anything.
Weird. Odd. Strange. Bizarre. I wonder if this will be the last we hear from Sloly.DONATE
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