Reaction mixed to Ottawa police chief’s decision not to wear uniform at Pride


Matthew Kupfer writes at CBC News:

Community members are having mixed reactions to Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau’s decision not to wear his uniform at this year’s Pride after all.

For months, Bordeleau had pledged to wear the uniform despite Capital Pride’s request that police officers leave their uniforms and cruisers at home to help people of colour feel more safe.

But on Monday the police chief announced he’s decided to wear a golf shirt instead following conversations with several groups, including police officers who are also members of the LGBT community.

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