Why is it that Marie-France Lalonde, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, can quickly comment on the use of reinforced police gloves, but Ottawa Police Services Board chairman Eli El-Chantiry cannot?
“I think all police services in Ontario should consider undertaking an equipment audit to ensure the ‘use of force’ guidelines continue to reflect the realities of front-line policing in the province,” Lalonde said. In fact, Ottawa police are conducting such an audit right now.
El-Chantiry said he couldn’t comment because the gloves fall under the category of “operations” where the PSB doesn’t have jurisdiction.
El-Chantiry should be in front of such issues but instead leads from behind.
If El-Chantiry doesn’t want to address an important and controversial issue as the police gloves, why is he in politics? And why is he the person defending the rights of citizens in police matters?
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