CTV News in Canada is now reporting that Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has resigned immediately from his position.
“Peter Sloly resigns as Ottawa’s police chief as critics denounce his handling of convoy protest,” adds the CBC.
From CTV News:
Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly has resigned, sources confirmed to CTV News Ottawa.
Sloly’s resignation comes amid criticism of his handling of the ongoing trucker protests in downtown Ottawa.
The protests have reached day 19, with demonstrators encamped on Wellington Street and the surrounding area and showing no signs of leaving.
Ottawa’s police board is scheduled to hold a public meeting at 2:30 p.m., which you can watch live on this page. The board has been meeting privately since 10:30 a.m.
Sloly was named chief in August 2019. His contract was due to end in 2024.
As late as Monday morning, Mayor Jim Watson expressed confidence in Sloly as chief, saying the city needed more resources from the provincial and federal governments.
Read the full report here.