The Victoria City Police Union says it does not have any confidence in the police board to handle a scandal involving its police chief.
On Monday, Chief Frank Elsner apologized for making inappropriate comments on social media to a subordinate officer’s wife.
A lawyer was hired to investigate and the chief was subsequently disciplined, but no details were provided on that.
The union now says it has no confidence in the board or in the chief himself to lead the department.
Elsner has just put out a response, saying he is aware of the union’s comments and that this is a challenging time.
“My priority as Chief Constable is to continue serving the citizens of Victoria and Esquimalt with the first-rate policing service that they expect and deserve.”
The union says it’s asking Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner to investigate.
The OPCC says it’s already weighing whether action is warranted.
But it says its role is not to investigate the matter, but rather to review the decision rendered by the police board.
If it finds the discipline was not appropriate, it says it can refer the matter to a retired judge.