7-Feb-2017 Source: HeliHub.com
Sgt. Dan Mulligan from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been charged with breach of confidence and two accounts of misconduct after her wrote a letter to The Sudbury Star, outlining his disapproval of the relocation of a SAR helicopter from Sudbury to Orillia. He called the move negligent, stating that not only does he have a moral obligation, but also a legal obligation as an officer to provide SAR services to northern citizens.
Counsel for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General Claudia Brabazon has said that his language and tone discredited the OPP and were “incendiary and alarmist.” Instead of going to the media, Sgt. Mulligan had a duty to report his issues with the OPP first. He claimed that his supervisor would not have listened, but OPP Supt. Robin D. McElary-Downer stated that no evidence was found to support that claim, reports The Sudbury Star.