Peel’s police association wants an outside agency to investigate criminal allegations made by a senior officer in a $5 million lawsuit filed last month against Chief Mike Metcalf and two senior officers.
The association has asked the Peel Police Services Board to bring in outside investigators to probe Insp. Steve Dolan’s allegations. Since the board has so far refused, interim president Bruce Chapman has asked the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services to step in, exercising their right under the Police Services Act.
In the lawsuit, Dolan alleges criminal offences were committed by Metcalf, as well as Acting Deputy Chief Dan McDonald and Acting Supt. Blair Foley. He claimed the offences involved an attempt to silence him from going public with allegations they tried to stage a coup d’état against former chief Noel Catney. The lawsuit also alleges the three covered up a domestic assault allegedly committed by a now-retired senior officer.
The allegations must still be proven in court.