Last fall, the conduct of a group of Toronto police officers was described by an Ontario judge as “egregiously wrongful.”
On Thursday, their alleged behaviour was put in criminal terms: perjury and obstruction of justice.
Four officers — two of them experienced major-crimes investigators — are facing a total of 17 charges stemming from a 2014 drug bust, after which a judge ruled police had “fabricated” a story that involved “planting” heroin in a car to justify a search.
Soberly announcing the charges against his officers Thursday, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said there would be a review of the four officers’ prior cases conducted by the force’s professional standards unit and the Crown Attorney’s office, “to see if there is any other cause of concern.”
It is not known how many other cases will need to be reviewed. Together, the four officers have more than 50 years on the force.
Thursday’s revelation was only the latest blow this week to the Toronto police, now facing sinking public trust after an unprecedented verdict Monday in which Const. James Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim.
SIGNAL BOOST – TAMPA BAY, FL: TPD Detectives Seek Information on
Desecration and Theft at Italian Club Cemetery
Sometime between November 11, 2015 and January 12, 2016,
unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the Spicola family mausoleum at the
Italian Club Cemetery located at 3158 N. 26th Street in Tampa. Once
inside, the suspect(s) stole a coffin with the remains of two bodies and the
skull of a third body.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to
$3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the
unknown suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with any information regarding
this case and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online atwww.crimestopperstb.com or
send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free
download for iPhones and Droids. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first
in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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