BREAKING: Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly Resigns

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on February 15, 2022

Peter Sloly has resigned as the Chief of the Ottawa Police and will be making a public statement later today after the Ottawa Police Service board meeting.

Sloly has faced criticism from all sides for not being harsh enough with Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa, and by convoy supporters themselves for confiscating fuel and firewood and aggressively placing hundreds of cops around their peaceful protest. 

This comes just a week after an Ottawa Police Staff Sergeant resigned, likely because of disagreements with the municipal government regarding their overly aggressive policing philosophy against the convoy.

Not much is known now on why Sloly is resigning and if he had disagreements with Mayor Jim Watson, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‚Äôs constant heightening of tensions with protesters. 

Freedom Convoy 2022 organizers and spokesman Benjamin Dichter sounded off on Twitter about the news that Sloly had resigned pointing out that he had predicted more than a week ago that before the convoy protest was over Sloly would take early retirement.

The National Telegraph will be updating this article once Peter Sloly makes his public statement.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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