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Case against Ottawa Police union president heads to court on Thursday

Matt Skof was arrested and charged with breach of trust on January 23, 2019.
2019-01-23 Matt Skof
Matt Skof, President of the Ottawa Police Association. Photo/ Matt Skof via Twitter

The case against the president of the Ottawa Police Association will head to court on Thursday morning.

Matt Skof was arrested by the OPP in late January and was charged with breach of trust and obstructing justice.

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, 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 Cst. Daniel Montsion in his manslaughter case. 

Skof's case will be heard at the Elgin Street courthouse on Thursday, at 8:30 a.m.

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