The RCMP has apologized for associating a character from the Mario Puzzo 'The Godfather' series with a recent raid that targeted members of the Mafia.
When the Mounties issued a release containing information about the investigation it referred to "Operation Clemenza".
Peter Clemenza was the name of a character in the book depicting the the lives of fictional New York crime family.
The National Congress of Italian-Canadians complained to the force that the name perpetrated stereotypes against Italians.
The Quebec commander of the RCMP in Quebec François Deschênes says that's not the message the Mounties wanted to convey and more thought will go into naming future police initiatives.