CBC News reported The OCPC started to receive complaints in January and opened an investigation into on May 4. The investigation is being disclosed now ahead of the push for WPS to offer policing services to Amherstburg.
The Windsor Star also reported, The investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission concerns Windsor police hiring and promotional practices including alleged nepotism, allegations of a “poisoned work environment” and allegations of “improper interference in specific legal proceedings,” Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens confirmed Wednesday.
The Commission says it decided to conduct an investigation on May 4 into a number of issues, including;
- Whether the promotional processes, particularly to administration rank positions, are fair and transparent and whether the Board exercises appropriate oversight of those processes
- Whether the hiring processes relating to the potential hiring of relatives are fair and transparent
- Whether the board is appropriately informed about administration issues relating to its mandate, including the promotional processes involving candidates for senior administration
- Whether there has been improper interference in specific legal proceedings and whether any such interference has been initiated, encouraged and/or sustained by the current administration of the WPS and/or the board.
- Whether a poisoned work environment has been created, encouraged, and / or sustained by the current administration of WPS in relation to workplace policies and/or accommodation requests
- Whether the WPS has fair and transparent processes to address workplace harassment and human rights complaints
- Whether the board is fulfilling its statutory oversight role in relation to items 5 and 6.