OTTAWA – Former Ottawa Police Association boss Matt Skoff was in court this morning (March 14) as his trial related to breach of trust and obstructing justice kicks off.
Skof, the former association president at the time of his arrest, was arrested by the OPP in late January following an independent investigation requested by Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.
The charges follow an investigation by the OPP Professional Standards Bureau into audio recordings posted on social media in the summer of 2018. The audio included a man speaking about an undercover investigation and a conversation where the same man makes allegations against the former chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board, Ward 5 Coun. Eli El-Chantiry.
Skof has since been suspended from duty but has stayed on as union president. He is being represented by the same law firm that is defending Const. Daniel Montsion in his manslaughter case.
Skof’s case will be heard at the Elgin Street courthouse.