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A crack in the thin Blue Line - Toronto Police

'Did not exist' video released

TORONTO - TPS, at the direction of an Ontario Superior Court judge, have released an internal video which for more than two years the force denied existed.   (CBC) 

 

'Lied, exaggerated and colluded'

TORONTO - An Ontario Court judge has found 4 police officers assaulted a Toronto man in custody, using excessive force that breached his Charter rights, and that the officers involved 'lied, exaggerated and colluded' to conceal what really happened.  (Toronto Star) 

 

Cops cleared

TORONTO - 3 police officers had their charges of assaulting a robbery suspect withdrawn after the key witness in the case confused his testimony on the stand.  (Toronto Star)

 

Court stays conviction

TORONTO - A man “tortured” by a Toronto police officer to obtain a confession for a 2009 robbery has had his convictions stayed in a scathing judgment by Ontario’s top court.  (Toronto Star) 

 

Police shooting

TORONTO - The incident took place shortly before 2am on the fourth floor of a highrise at  177 Mutual St.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   SIU called in   Police shooting

 

Judge slams police, acquits

TORONTO -  Ontario Court Judge Carol Brewer said the 2 officers, detective-constables Stuart Blower and Tamari Hewko, acted "unlawfully" and gave testimony that fostered "serious concerns" about their credibility.   (CBC)

 

SIU called in

TORONTO - SIU has been called in to investigate after a man died while police responded to a bar fight.   (CBC)   MORE:   Man dies in police custody 

 

Wrong cop outed

TORONTO - A Professional Standards Unit investigation has concluded the officer accused of tweeting hostile remarks at Andre Marin is not the officer the ombudsman wrongly outed on Twitter earlier this month.  (QMI)

 

Allege racial discrimination

TORONTO - Former Toronto police officer Garnette Rose has launched a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging he was discriminated against and had no choice but to leave the police service.  (Toronto Star)

 

Officer cleared

TORONTO - It took a Superior Court jury about 10 minutes to find Toronto Police Const. Boris Petkovic not guilty of aggravated assault, after the prosecution told court it had not proven its case.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Officer charged once more

 

No charge

TORONTO - Tyrone Phillips, 27, was at Tryst nightclub on Peter Street in late July when his friend started arguing with security guards as they left the establishment.      (CityNews)    

Watchdog takes legal action

TORONTO - Ontario's privacy commissioner launched legal action seeking a court order against the Toronto Police for 'indiscriminately' releasing attempted suicide information to the country's national police database.  (Toronto Star)

 

Officer demoted

TORONTO - Const. Dionne Kent pleaded guilty to charges of insubordination and discreditable conduct in January at a police tribunal for offences that took place between December 2011 and December 2012.   (Toronto Star)  

 

Funeral held

TORONTO - Nastasha Carla Abogado died Feb. 12 after she was hit by a vehicle just after 8pm at Warden Road and St. Clair Ave East.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Family wants answers   Killed by unmarked police vehicle   Girl killed by police vehicle

 

Death an accident       

TORONTO - The jury at the coroner's inquest into the death of Charles McGillivary, who died after being tackled by police in a case of mistaken identity, declared his death an accident  (Toronto Star)  

 

Officer investigated

TORONTO - Police have launched an internal investigation into the conduct of an officer who admitted in court to stripping “hundreds” of people naked as part of routine searches   (Toronto Star) 

 

Man dies in standoff

TORONTO - A man died in an armed standoff with police in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, according to the SIU.   (QMI)   MORE:   Man dead after standoff    SIU investigating

 

SIU clears police

TORONTO - Citizens have a right to film police but must comply with officer commands, Ontario’s SIU has concluded in clearing Toronto police in an arrest that left a hotel guest with a broken rib and other injuries.  (Toronto Star) 

 

Red light camera data

TORONTO - Watch out for Wednesday morning. 8:46am to be exact.  (Toronto Star)

 

Board wants review

TORONTO - The chair of the Toronto Police Services Board wants the force to track how many cyclists are “doored” by parked cars. (Toronto Star)

 

'Why me?'

TORONTO - Shimar Stephens showed up to a community meeting with Toronto Police to say he’s frustrated after being stopped 15 times  (Toronto Star) 

 

Cop acquitted

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer who was accused of kicking a prisoner in the face was acquitted of assault causing bodily harm.  (Toronto Star)

Police shooting

TORONTO - Shortly before 6pm, police were called to Adanac Drive, for a disturbance involving an “emotionally disturbed person.”  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Fatal shooting   Police involved shooting 

TO officer of the year

TORONTO - Det. Const. Joel Manherz was awarded the honour at the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s 46th annual ceremony for Police Officer of the Year after he helped track 42 victims worldwide and putting one man in jail in the cold case.  (Toronto Star)

     

Officer to stand trial

TORONTO - Const. James Forcillo is expected to go to trial next year in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.  (CBC)      

Jury recommends de-escalation

Chief defends use of force

Didn't appear dangerous

Questions grow about shooting

Police shooting

Shooting

4 officers fired guns  

Chief slammed by SIU head

Latest dispute

Officer in court

Officer charged

Why officer was charged

Released on bail

Portrait of an officer 

Shot 8 times

Chief 'not privy to' any report 

'She was trying to kill me'

Inquest hears from witnesses

Officers' reality

Cop training not like real life

More instruction not the answer

Cops' reactions based on threat  

Mental health issues

Police involved shooting   

Man shot by police

Use of force review

Death of Sammy Yatim

More Tasers

Wider use of Tasers 

Officer identified

Watchdog says co-operation rare

Ombudsman orders assessment

Ex-cop and psychologist weigh in

People are watching

Tragedy of a police shooting

Presumption of innocence

Officer suspended   

No officer wants to use deadly force

Charge perplexes defence bar

Police confront the mentally ill  

 
     

Guilty verdict

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer accused of using excessive force during the arrest of G20 protester Adam Nobody is guilty of assault with a weapon.  (Toronto Star)  

45-days

Jail sentence

Cop gets jail time  

Officer guilty 

10 months

'Hairy-legs' profiling

Women claim 'hairy-legs' profiling

Hamilton residents sue police

Officer's notebook 

G-20 Toronto summit protests

Another G20 report

Oversight agency in the dark

Board admits mistakes

Officer cleared

Officers arrested lawyer

Charge against Crawford tossed  

Cop not guilty

Officer acquitted  

Officers charged  

Aftermath   

RCMP member conduct related to the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits

Report clears RCMP

Not guilty in G20 explosives trial

Limitation period expired

Watchdog orders charges

Gov't erred

TPS bosses defend refusal

Police want to keep G20 cameras

Chief and SIU boss went too far  

G20 security slammed  

Flip side of G20 misconduct

 

Protester sues

'Excessive' police force

Police acted illegally  

Police trampled 'basic rights'  

Secret G20 tape

'Largest ever' police spy operation  

Undercover cop drove anarchists

Group cuts deal  

G20 accused plead guilty  

How police infiltrated groups

G20 mistakes

Protest groups infiltrated by police

24 convicted out of 1,100 arrested

Fresh G20 statistics  

Toronto G20 protests

'Mass violation'

'Officer bubbles' sues

G20 report identifies officer  

Chief Blair defensive

G20 court appearances begin

Some G20 charges dropped

Class action lawsuit

Alleged ringleader

Police arrest alleged troublemaker

Guelph woman prime suspect

22 more suspects  

G20 arrest  

G20 most wanted  

G20 Toronto   

G20 Systemic review report   .pdf

 

Secret law used beyond its intent

3 years for firebombing

Rolling out the explanations

Probe into secret law

Ombudsman to probe G20 rule

G20 contract raises questions

Seized weapons not what they seem

Olympics, G20 and Black Bloc  

Damned if they do  

Another dead-end summit    

Toronto's not-OK corral at summit  

Good Samaritan in Toronto  

Review promised  

'Thugs' justify $1B tab 

G20 after-action review   .pdf  

G20 cops facing discipline

Officers identified   

G20 police will respond individually 

Cop car worth 21 months

36th G8 summit  

Text of the G8 communique

Secret law was illegal  

Secret laws didn't work

1 guilty plea

Firebombing charges  

Group says it bombed office

'Internationalist Resistance' 

Recruitment office blast 

Group claims attack

Caught in the act    .pdf  

 
     

Board to review moonlighting

TORONTO - The TPS Board voted for a sweeping review of the paid-duty system after board members challenged the practice and the $26.1M that off-duty cops collected moonlighting last year.   (Toronto Star) 

Rent-a-cop raise

Paid duty price hike

Officers intimidated organizers

Chief gets nod on force review

Commissioner slams surveillance

Off-duty police work

 
     

Memorial

TORONTO - A public memorial service will be held today for the Toronto cop who died following a tragic car crash.  (CTV)  

John Zivcic  

Memorial service

Thousands turn out

Officer dies

Const. dies

Officer dies

 
     

NCR

TORONTO - A jury  found Richard Kachkar, 46, not criminally responsible for Sgt. Ryan Russell’s death by way of mental illness.  (Toronto Star)  

Ryan Russell   

What does NCR mean for Kachkar

Verdict prompts swift reaction

Officer killed

Star: Richard Kachkar 

Fundraising probe

Internal affairs seeks cash   

 
     

Officer suspended

TORONTO - Police have confirmed the officer involved in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim has been suspended with pay. The officer is a 6-year veteran of force.  (Toronto Star)

Audio of warning

Video not whole story

Vigil and march draws hundreds 

Will body worn CCTV help?

Ex-cop and psychologist weigh in

People are watching

Tragedy of a police shooting

Police shooting

SIU probes fatal shooting

Shooting 'escalated very quickly' 

 
     

Officer convicted

TORONTO - Det.-Const. Mandip Sandhu’s claim that he was a helpless victim as the much-smaller masseuse forced herself on him and performed oral sex defies common sense, provincial court Justice John Moore ruled.  (Toronto Star)

 

Cop sex trial

Cops says he was the victim

Woman testifies in sex assault trial 

 
     

Woman was jaywalking

TORONTO - SIU says an officer who struck and killed a woman with his police cruiser won't be charged because the woman was jaywalking at the time.   (CityNews)   

 

Woman killed by police cruiser

Police car kills pedestrian

Woman struck by police vehicle

Funeral procession death 

 
     

Officer will not stand trial

TORONTO - Justice Michael Quigley dismissed the prosecution's bid to resurrect a manslaughter charge against Const. David Cavanagh for the accidental shooting of Eric Osawe during a Sept. 29, 2010 raid .  (QMI) 

Murder charges dropped

Officer charged

Office faces charge    

Police force shocked  

Charge of national concern

Once again  

Officer charged  

Cop charged in deadly raid 

 
     

Guilty of misconduct

TORONTO - A once-rising star within the Toronto Police Service has been found guilty of misconduct for sexually harassing a female officer and destroying computer files.  In a 49-page ruling obtained by the Star, disciplinary hearing officer Keith Hoilett wrote that he accepts the officer’s “core complaint” and rejects former Staff Insp. Steve Izzett’s version of events.  (Toronto Star)

 

Hearing adjourned until fall

Complainant accused of perjury  

'House of cards'  

Officer forced to reveal relationship

Force 'knew what it was getting'  

Female cop alleges harassment 

Investigator had axe to grind

Officer tried to obstruct probe

Not guilty plea

Officer charged

 
     

Chief to revise budget

TORONTO - The TPS Board has rejected a request by the police chief for a budget increase of $21.3M.  (CityNews)  

Proposed savings could be costly

Police budget deal

Bill Blair 

Police face budget cut  

Defiant chief  

Chief balks at budget cuts  

ON’s $100K+ sunshine list

A better idea than photo radar

Police layoffs considered

Chief defends wage increases 

Price of police reports to go up

Police raked in bonuses, OT

Cashing in

Paid police gigs face city review  

Police board orders review

TPS budget headed to $1B

TPS seeks $41M budget increase

Not in this town

 
     

Police working together

TORONTO - The head of Toronto's police union is calling on the director of the SIU to step down as he urges the province to review allegations against the police watchdog in two recent cases.  (CTV)  

Ian Scott 

SIU chief unfazed

SIU

SIU investigations on the rise

SIU clears police

Dueling releases

Resolution in works 

Police ignore SIU

Police rarely co-operate

Toronto's police union

New rules urged for SIU probes

SIU finds no wrongdoing

Police shooting

No wrongdoing

Police shooting

Man with machete

SIU investigating  

Cop cleared

Cop disciplined

Police cleared

SIU probe

SIU clears police  

Police cleared

Death of disabled son

Police cleared

Shooting victims identified

Secrecy leaves public in the dark

Victim poster boy for gun violence 

Police shooting  

Parade route shooting  

SIU probes shooting death  

Shooting along parade route  

Man shot himself

SIU investigating

Shooting

 

Shooting timeline

SIU probes shooting

SIU called in

Cop cleared

Shot man identified

Man dies after arrest

Man dies in custody

SIU investigating

SIU investigating shooting

Man shot dead 

No criminal charges

Man buried

SIU investigating

Deadly shooting

Man shot

Charges laid

SIU called in

Man shot, woman stabbed

Cop charged

Police shooting

SIU clears officer

SIU probe

SIU call in

Falling death

Police charged

Officer cleared is charged again

Man says cops shot him

'Secrecy' feeds distrust

SIU ineffective

Ombudsman slams SIU bias

 
     

Officer hit by car

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer doing paid duty directing traffic around a film shoot was struck by a car going through the vehicle's front windshield near the Bathurst bridge at Front Street.  (CBC)

Cop charged

TORONTO - Sgt. Winston Wong, 39, a Toronto police sergeant has been charged with 49 firearms and weapons-related offences, and criminal harassment.   (Toronto Star) 

 
     

Gun plan

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are spending $20M on programs they say will help get guns off the street following a deadly shooting in Toronto.   (CP)  

Officer charged

TORONTO - Const. Corey Dunk is facing one charge of assault with a weapon, and one charge of careless use of a firearm.  (CP)

 
     

Officer killed in crash

TORONTO - Police colleagues are remembering a fellow officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident while off duty.  Const. Riccardo Torchia, 30, had worked in 23 Division.  (CTV)   MORE:  Cop dies in crash   Police identify officer

1 day sentence

TORONTO - A Superior Court judge handed a violent prisoner a one-day sentence for assaulting two Toronto cops after they tied up him up "like an animal" as they flew on an RCMP aircraft from Calgary to Toronto.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Right violated

 
     

Police union funded assaulter's defence

TORONTO - A Toronto criminal defence lawyer assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, a police officer, is demanding an explanation from the police union’s head about why it funded his defence, even though it involved off-duty domestic charges.  (Toronto Star)

Cop shooter sentenced

TORONTO - Jeron Powell pleaded guilty to 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years in a federal penitentiary.  The court laughably applied Powell's 3rd lifetime firearms ban.   (Sun Media)

 
     

Jury acquits

TORONTO - Police Const. Ioan-Florin “John” Floria wept in court after a Superior Court jury acquitted him of six offences, including breach of trust, money laundering and attempt to obstruct justice.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Officer accused 

Tribunal ruling

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer violated Ontario’s Human Rights Code when he pursued, then pulled his gun on, an innocent black man driving home from work in a BMW, a tribunal concluded.    (Toronto Star)

 
     

Violation of rights

TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal found Const. Saverio Manafo did not have reasonable grounds to arrest Quincy Brown on a busy Toronto street corner before searching him and finding drugs.  (CityNews)

Drug cops lied

BRAMPTON - Peel Region Police say they are conducting an internal investigation after a judge’s damning words about the “reprehensible” conduct of members of their drug squad.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:  Judge blasts police officers

 
     

Cop sent home

TORONTO - The senior officer in charge of Toronto’s RIDE program was sent home after subordinates smelled alcohol on his breath and noticed him appearing impaired.  (QMI)   MORE:  Police board probe    

Police shooting

TORONTO - Officers were called to Milverton Blvd before 10:30am following reports of a suspicious incident involving a man with scissors.  (CTV)     MORE:  Man shot by police   Man identified  

 
     

85 strip searches a day

TORONTO - Police figures show that 31,072 people were strip-searched in 2010 - 85 a day - up from 29,789 the previous year.  (CBC)

Attempted murder

TORONTO - A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was hit during an SUV chase.  (CityNews)

 
     

New restrictions

TORONTO - Police officers under investigation for shootings or serious injuries will be prohibited from communicating with one another or sharing a lawyer as of Aug. 1, says Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley.  (Toronto Star)

No jail time

TORONTO - Const. Christopher Hominuk, 38, was given a conditional discharge after a judge ruled that his actions on May 24, 2010, could be attributed to hypoglycemia.   (CityNews)   MORE:   Cop gets discharge

 
     

Cop charged with assault

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer has been charged after a man was allegedly assaulted at a police station last week.  Const. Matthew Glen, 32, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.  (Toronto Star)

Jail for officer

TORONTO - A judge has sentenced Christopher Higgins, a veteran Toronto police detective, to 90 days in jail for beating up a man who was in police custody.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  90 days    

 
     

Officer charged

TORONTO - Const. Glenn Weddell was charged with assault causing bodily harm, almost one year after the alleged attack took place.  (CTV)   MORE:  Officer charged

Cop struggles

TORONTO - It was a desperate cry for help to a police service that would rather look away.  But mentally, Sgt. Paul Theriault was falling apart.   (QMI)

 
     

Officer acquitted

TORONTO - Const. Edward Ing was originally convicted of assault causing bodily harm with his bicycle patrol partner, Const. John Cruz.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Officers guilty

Police dip into victims' cash

TORONTO -  A Star investigation has found that since 2005, more than 400 officers and prison guards across Ontario received a total of $1.5M from the taxpayer-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.  (Toronto Star) 

 
     

Officer charged

TORONTO - The Toronto Police Service arrested Const. Brandon Fraser and charged him with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation.   (CTV)  

'Disgraceful'

TORONTO - A Toronto cop's threat to Taser suspects' testicles was condemned as "disgraceful, unacceptable and shocking" by a Toronto Police spokesman.    (QMI) 

 
     

Man falls to his death

TORONTO - Family members who gathered at the Kipling Ave and Albion Rd building on Wednesday identified the man as Munir Isho, a 39-year-old Iraqi immigrant, husband and father of two.   (QMI) 

Union president fined

TORONTO - Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association, has been fined five days on his conviction of insubordination while a member of the police service. (Toronto Star) 

 
     

Police shooting

TORONTO - A shooting involving York Region Police shut down Weston Rd for several hours on Friday.  A police officer was also injured, receiving a broken hand.   (CityNews)  MORE:  Scene suggest shootout   2 shot in takedown  

Officer cleared

TORONTO - A judge acquitted Const. Gerrard Arulanandam of assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats against Shayne Fisher, 29, a carpenter with no criminal record.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Cop charged

 
     

Sex charge

TORONTO - 7 months after he was recognized as a cop of the month, a Toronto Police officer is now charged with sexually assaulting a man during a traffic stop.   (Sun Media)  MORE:  Officer facing assault charges

Police cleared in shooting

TORONTO - The Special Investigations Unit has cleared the Toronto Police Service officers involved in the shooting of a man outside an Eglinton Ave East movie theatre in late December.   (CTV)

 
     

Police lawsuit

TORONTO - Police are facing a $1.75M lawsuit by a community worker whose home was raided in May 2008.  The lawsuit was filed by Brian Henry and his wife, who live in the Malvern neighbourhood. Their home was raided after a tip from an unknown informant.  (CBC)

Officer charged

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer is facing charges after allegedly drawing his service revolver during an off-duty verbal dispute with two private security guards.   Const. William Hamilton, 58, of Oshawa has been charged.  (CTV)    MORE:  Off duty confrontation

 
     

Rookie cop takes heat

TORONTO - Const. Andrew Vanderburgh was “harassed and berated” by fellow officers because on Nov. 28, 2009, he arrested and charged an off-duty police constable with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams, according to an internal police disciplinary ruling.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Union troubled by 'bully cops'   Black day for men in blue

Funding boost for TAVIS

TORONTO - An anti-violence plan that Toronto police say has helped reduce crime in the city by nearly 30% is getting a significant financial boost from the province.  The strategy, also known as TAVIS, was established by the Toronto Police Service in 2006 to combat gangs, drugs and illegal weapons.  (CBC)  MORE:  Toughest 'hoods' get $10M    76 arrested in drug probe

 
     

Police face $4M lawsuit

TORONTO - He spent 10 weeks in jail last year, charged with crimes he did not commit. Now, Hector San Hueza has slapped police and Crown attorneys with a lawsuit.  (Toronto Star)

Officer charged

TORONTO - A 61-year-old man suffered a fracture during an “interaction” with police in a holding cell at 51 Division in October 2010.  (Toronto Star)  

 
     

Police shooting

TORONTO - A man died after he was shot by a Toronto Police officer outside a movie theatre.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Police shooting  

Gun malfunctions

TORONTO - A young offender has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to shoot a Toronto police officer.  (Toronto Star) 

 
     

Court protects informant identities

TORONTO - An unusual handwritten note on the courtroom door sets out the ground rules:  By judge's order, no one is to publish anything that would reveal "or tend to reveal" the identity of confidential informant CI-186 or any other "C.I.'s" during the course of the trial.  (Toronto Star)

90 days

TORONTO - Const. Bryan Thomas, 44, was convicted of assault causing bodily harm June 12 for punching and breaking the jaw of driver, Sarkoon Oraha, 44, on Oct. 2, 2010.  Thomas, off-duty at the time, had his girlfriend and two young daughters in the car. (QMI)    MORE:  Jail for assault   Cop guilty

 
     

Shots fired at officers

TORONTO - A 31-year-old man was arrested in a fast-food restaurant shortly after he allegedly opened fire on a group of six people – including two plainclothes police officers – in the city's northeast end Friday afternoon.  (Toronto Star) 

Police accused in grow-op

TORONTO - Two Toronto police officers enlisted the help of a real estate agent to buy and sell properties they converted to marijuana grow operations in order to fuel a massive "criminal enterprise," police said.   (Toronto Star)

 
     

Ex-officer jailed in Caymans

GRAND CAYMAN - Former Toronto police officer Richard Hanna's international police career has come to a screeching halt in the Cayman Islands where he has been jailed for 15 months for stealing money from schoolchildren.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Former officer bilked school kids

Woman 'humiliated' by police

TORONTO - The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board’s decision, which was released on Feb. 19, found that "even when no gun was found on the Applicant the use of excessive force persisted." It also found that Nimo Gulleid was a "victim of a crime of assault."   (Toronto Star)

 
     

House arrest

TORONTO - 5 former Toronto drug squad officers have been sentenced to 45 days of house arrest for their convictions in a police corruption trial.   (Toronto Star)  

Measly justice  

Guilty of obstructing justice

Dealer agreed not to sue

Claimant a capable liar  

Jury discharged

SCC denies appeal

Trial back on 

Police 'unplugged' corruption probe  

Drug squad probe

Prosecutions unit flawed

If media won't obey, he'll cuff'em

Don't embarrass the 'carpet cops'

Police tried to dodge public inquiry

Indepth: Neily report 

Cop propositioned officer

Corruption charges stayed

 

Cops beat, ripped off dealers

Curtain raised 

1st witness  

Witness feared for his life  

Timeline  

Officers face more accusations

Charges stayed  

Corruption charges stayed  

Corruption laid a fraction of charges

Police corruption case sent to trial

New trial ordered  

Defence blamed  

Corruption case revived  

Why big court cases fail

Cash flow suspicious

RCMP alleged police crimes

Suspended cop facing new charges

Officer in scandal fights charges

Behind the Toronto police scandal

Crown to appeal

'Rogue' police bullied witnesses

Review sought

Criminals fingered the cops

 
     

TPS bug

TORONTO - Secret recordings obtained by CBC News offer proof that Toronto police conducted illegal eavesdropping on a former police board chair.  Then police chief Bill McCormack and Julian Fantino - superintendent of detectives at the time and later police chief and OPP commissioner - have repeatedly refused to say whether they requested or were aware of the surveillance.    (CBC)  

Ex-head of oversight outraged  

'Willy-nilly' disbanding  

Defending pulling legal support

Police unions to fight SIU in court

Government pulls lawyers

SIU accuses OPP

Lawyer-approved notes illegal

Scott, Fantino duke it out

Watchdog takes tougher stance

Julian Fantino 

 
     

Tasering violated man's rights

TORONTO - Justice David Brown found the officer fired his Taser at the man's back almost two minutes after another ETF officer had fired his stun gun at the man. Police denied the allegations but Brown said he rejected their evidence and was staying the cocaine trafficking charge against Francis Walcott, 41.  (Toronto Star)

`He made Toronto a safer city'

TORONTO - Even the police horses stood silent as pallbearers marched past them at the entrance to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Scarborough. Bagpipes played "Amazing Grace" as eight officers hoisted the casket of former Toronto police chief Jack Marks onto their shoulders.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Former police chief laid to rest

 
     

Whistleblower offered settlement

Toronto Police Service has offered a settlement to a whistleblower who accused the force of sweeping internal corruption allegations under the carpet, the officer's lawyer says.  (CBC)

Jury acquits officer

TORONTO - A Toronto police officer and his family feel overwhelming relief that a jury has acquitted him of assaulting a demonstrator and concocting a story to cover his tracks, his lawyer says.  (Toronto Star)

 
     

Victory bash

TORONTO - Over red wine, pasta and other Italian fare, OPP Sgt. Mike Rutigliano, defence lawyer Gary Clewley, who had won the case, private investigator Bruce Murray and another defence lawyer, Owen Wigderson, joined Frank D'Angelo, who had just turned 50.  Also at the table were Richard Bennett and Domenic Basile, two well-known veteran Crown attorneys.  (Toronto Star)  

 

 

More trouble for OPP officer

Probe targets courthouse corruption

Conspiracy to obstruct justice

Frank D'Angelo

 
     

Lawsuits drive up legal bills

TORONTO - Racial profiling lawsuits and other civil actions are threatening to drive up the Toronto police force's legal bills just as the Supreme Court of Canada prepares to rule in a case that could open police to even more litigation.    (Toronto Star)   RELATED:  Province brands city a high-risk employer

Police board discourages scrutiny

TORONTO - According to the provincial Police Services Act, hearings conducted by the Police Services Board must be open to the public and notice of the tribunals must be published. The only exception is for prevention of risks to public or personal security.  (CBC) 

 
     

Police hit with $2.6M lawsuit

TORONTO - Afzal Badin, late for evening prayer, assessed that the kitchen knife in his hand was no match for the men in the hallway with handguns.    (Toronto Star)

Guilty officer gets 'vacation'

TORONTO - The brother of a pedestrian gravely injured in a hit-and-run accident caused by an off-duty officer says he is outraged by the man's conditional sentence.  (Toronto Star)

 
     

Don't shoot at police

TORONTO - Jahnoie Tinglin, 21, faces 34 charges, including attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon and 16 counts of possessing fraudulent credit card information, after 2 police officers were fired on during a foot chase.  (Star)     

Cop charged in attack on cyclist

Cops, cons and 'whack jobs'

Man shot by police

Man shot by police dies in hospital

Two injured in police chase

SIU probing fatal police car chase

 
     

Ferguson report released

The Report:  Volume 1   Volume 2  Justice Ferguson's comments to the Board  .pdf  (Feb. 26, 2004)

 

Cop drug probe eyes extension

Police Breaking code of silence

'Fink fund' probe kills 115 drug cases

Officer who led armed robbers given nine years

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