By Stephanie Taylor THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he’s concerned the RCMP chose not to the release the badge numbers of officers who cleared “Freedom Convoy” protesters from the Ambassador Bridge last winter. The RCMP denied an access-to-information request for officers’ names and badge numbers on the basis releasing the information could put officers’ safety at risk. The Canadian Press obtained a briefing note to Commissioner Brenda Lucki on the matter, which included an intelligence report showing that senior Mounties feared officers could be doxed by convoy supporters if they were identified. She was asked to approve the decision because it raised questions around transparency. “I’m very concerned by that report,” Mendicino said in a recent interview while visiting Saskatchewanto discuss policing on First Nations.
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