Emergencies Act inquiry: Police officials to testify


Officials from the Ottawa Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police are anticipated to testify about their challenges overcoming the “Freedom Convoy” protests right this moment at an inquiry investigating the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act.

Acting deputy Ottawa police chief Patricia Ferguson, who led the town’s legislation enforcement operation through the demonstration, and OPP Supt. Craig Abrams are slated to seem.

Ferguson is anticipated to inform the fee about challenges and inside disputes inside the police service through the convoy, and the way policing efforts have been impacted consequently.

And it’s anticipated that Abrams will present a candid view of policing operations through the protests, and a few observation into how the completely different police forces have been interacting with each other.

Documents filed with the inquiry present that police intelligence experiences warned the protesters have been ready to keep for a “very long time” after their arrival within the capital Jan. 28.

The federal Liberals declared an emergency underneath the act  on Feb. 14, granting police extraordinary short-term powers in an try to clear the protesters occupying downtown streets exterior Parliament Hill.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 20, 2022.


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