Calgary mayor apologizes to female police officer who resigned: ‘we will support you.’
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is reaching out to a female police officer who announced her intention to resign in an emotional Calgary Police Commission meeting Tuesday night.
“I’m so sorry that this has happened to you,” was his message for Const. Jen Ward, issued to reporters at a Thursday press conference.
Ward, a 14-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service, was comforted by Chief Roger Chaffin after her dramatic resignation Tuesday. She cited bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace as her reasons for quitting, claims also brought forth in a 2013 workplace review that spurred a seven-point plan to improve culture within the organization, including gender equity. – READ MORE