Matt Torigian has written to city council and the Ottawa Police Services Board on Thursday, saying he would terminate his two-day-old contract:
“My sincere desire in accepting this request was to help restore order in Ottawa and increase confidence in the Ottawa Police Service,” he said.
Achieving this objective is clearly something that requires the support of the people of Ottawa as expressed by city council. Events in the past two days have made it clear that this support is lacking. I wish the people of Ottawa a speedy and safe resolution of the challenge before them.”
Video apparently shows officers detaining protesters in the center of the city and allegedly ripping children from their parents.
The authorities earlier accused those demonstration of using the kids to shield themselves from a crackdown on the Freedom Convoy.