Ottawa’s police chief is defending his decision to hire a Somali-Canadian man as a constable despite concerns about both the timing and the new officer’s driving record.
…according to excerpts from a civilian background investigator’s resignation letter published by Postmedia, the officer was hired for “political reasons” and his multiple convictions under the Highway Traffic Act, inconsistencies in his application, and previous negative interactions with police while being pulled over made him “unsuitable” for police work.
It’s called the soft bigotry of low expectations… except in Canada where it’s called “Diversity”
Here’s the original story; Ottawa police background investigator resigns, says Somali-Canadian hired for ‘political reasons’
On the same day Abdirahman Abdi was pronounced dead, Ottawa police moved to hire a Somali-Canadian man who had failed a background check, prompting the civilian investigator in charge of vetting officers to resign, Postmedia has learned.