Police Chief Rod Knecht has responded to the replacement of Maurice Brodeur as president of the Edmonton Police Association.
Brodeur was suspended from the position amid allegations of misconduct.
Knecht says that he thinks the whole situation could have been handled better.
“I was disappointed the way that was handled,” says Knecht. “(And) that it went to the public, I don’t want to use the word blindsided, but I was unaware that was going to happen. I learned about it earlier in the day.”
Knecht added that he had no involvement in the decision to suspend Brodeur, and the investigation is ongoing.
“That’s an internal process within the EPA executive,” says Knecht. “And the broader Edmonton Police Association membership. I pretty much leave it at that. I had no involvement in that, I had no dealings with that. And I guess they’ll do what they do.”
Bob Walsh took over as interim president of the EPA on Wednesday. (km/sj)