Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has resigned, according to the Toronto Sun's Brian Lilley and confirmed by the CBC, which notes that "Sloly has faced criticism for his handling of a truck convoy protest that has caused major disruption to Ottawa's downtown core."
BREAKING: Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has resigned according to a senior source close to the situation.— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) February 15, 2022
Sloly will publicly announce his departure after the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting today, according to the CBC.
As the Post Millennial notes, Last week, Sloly said that there was "absolutely [no]" plans to resign as police chief, telling Newstalk 580 CFRA that he "came here to do a job."
"I came here to do a job and I’m going to get that job done all the way through," he said, according to CTV News. "Absolutely committed, have a great team here, great officers, we’ve got great partners in the city. We’re going to get this done."