No uni­form for off-duty of­fi­cers

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Off-duty Ot­tawa po­lice of­fi­cers will at­tend the Cap­i­tal Pride pa­rade in or­di­nary clothes rather than uni­forms. For the se­cond year in a row, the week’s or­ga­niz­ers re­quested that off-duty of­fi­cers leave their uni­forms at home so that “every­one feels safe at Pride, par­tic­u­larly LGBTQ2 youth, and racial­ized and Indige­nous com­mu­nity mem­bers.” Last year, Chief Charles Borde­leau ini­tially said he wanted to wear his uni­form, but in the end wore a golf shirt with a small po­lice logo. The po­lice ser­vice said Thurs­day that this year, “OPS mem­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pa­rade will not wear their uni­forms.”

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