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One Rule For Thee: Ontario Police Chief keeps his job after controversial trip to Florida


CANADA: Police Chief Steve Tanner keeps his job after controversial trip to Florida

The verdict is in — Stephen Tanner will remain Halton’s police chief.

The Halton Police Board passed a resolution today (Jan. 21) that says it “accepts Chief Tanner’s apology for his decision to travel and will take no further action.”

The motion also notes that the board has “full and unequivocal confidence in Chief Stephen Tanner to remain the Halton Regional Police Service chief.”

The head of the local police force has been the subject of more than 15 hours of debate over the past week by the board, which met three times in response to concerns raised about Tanner’s recent personal business trip to Florida in the midst of a pandemic.

His venture south of the border also sparked public criticism from fellow members of the force and local officials.

In a statement, Tanner said he appreciates the confidence the board has placed in him, and expressed regret for his visit to the US.