In an unprecedented move, as many as ten senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers have filed complaints with the federal government about the alleged abusive and bullying behavior of Commissioner William Elliott.
CBC News reports that the complainants, which include deputy commissioners Tim Killam and Raf Souccar, “have accused Elliott of being verbally abusive, closed-minded, arrogant and insulting. One complaint described Elliott, who became the first civilian to head the Mounties in July 2007, in a rage, throwing papers at another officer.”
Linda Duxbury, a professor at Carleton University who wrote a study on the RCMP, said that “a complaint against the head of the RCMP means that many people have been pushed beyond a point where they’re willing to tolerate it.”
CBC News also reports that last year, Elliott attended a $44,000 anger management training course in Arizona.