From: Boucher, Steve

Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:31 PM

To: OPS master distribution list

Subject: Ongoing media

Good evening everyone,

This is the second statement released to local and national media about the ongoing media coverage of recent events affecting us. CBC television covered it right at 6pm. CTV, the Citizen and Sun have it in their hands as well.

As the events continue to unfold we will continue to monitor and respond accordingly.

With the assistance of Nelligan O'Brien Payne we are examining the possibility of launching a complaint into the comments made by Justice Lajoie, which I believe has led to this negative press and the wedge it has driven between us and the community we serve faithfully day in and day out.

And, with the assistance of the Police Association of Ontario we will be responding directly to Premier McGuinty and his comments made to the media last week.

Please continue to support each other and reach out to those whose names and reputations are being stomped on by opportunistic individuals with a bone to pick who are using the media to further their cause.

These are the darkest days I have seen in my 17 years with OPS. Circle the wagons and look after each other as we continue to navigate these most troubled of times.


Steve Boucher


Ottawa Police Association