Toronto police

‘I was wrong and I’m sorry’: Toronto subway pusher apologizes to victim’s family – Toronto

The Toronto man who pushed a complete stranger in front of a moving subway train in an unprovoked attack, causing the death of 73-year-old Yosuke Hayahara in June 2018 apologized to the family of the victim on day two of a sentencing hearing. “I am… Read More »‘I was wrong and I’m sorry’: Toronto subway pusher apologizes to victim’s family – Toronto

Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

A Toronto police officer blasted by an Ontario judge for testifying “with little regard for truth or accuracy” — leading to an arbitrary detention and the collapse of a gun and drug prosecution — has been docked eight days’ pay at a police disciplinary hearing.… Read More »Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

Reminder issued about storage of cannabis edibles after Toronto child accidentally ate ‘Buzzy Peaches’ – Toronto

Toronto police have issued a reminder about the proper storage of cannabis edibles after a child accidentally came across a package of “Buzzy Peaches” and consumed one. In a statement issued by the service Thursday afternoon, the incident happened Tuesday evening. The statement said two… Read More »Reminder issued about storage of cannabis edibles after Toronto child accidentally ate ‘Buzzy Peaches’ – Toronto

Toronto homicide detective resigns after admitting to stealing opioids from evidence locker. OPP investigating impact on cases

A Toronto police homicide detective has resigned after admitting he stole opioids from his force’s drug evidence lockers, the Star has learned — spurring an external review by the Ontario Provincial Police and potentially impacting criminal prosecutions. Former detective Paul Worden — a 32-year veteran… Read More »Toronto homicide detective resigns after admitting to stealing opioids from evidence locker. OPP investigating impact on cases

11 charged after Toronto police investigate multiple shooting incidents in Thorncliffe Park area – Toronto

Toronto police say they’ve arrested 11 people in connection to multiple shooting incidents in the city’s Thorncliffe Park area between late 2019 into 2020. The investigation was a “direct response to an increase in firearm related violence affecting that particular community and elsewhere within the… Read More »11 charged after Toronto police investigate multiple shooting incidents in Thorncliffe Park area – Toronto

Black people more likely to be arrested, charged, shot and killed by Toronto police, Ontario Human Rights Commission finds

Black people are more likely to be arrested, charged, shot and killed by Toronto police than white people and other racialized groups, according to new “highly disturbing” research released by the Ontario Human Rights Commission Monday. An analysis of Toronto police arrest and charge data… Read More »Black people more likely to be arrested, charged, shot and killed by Toronto police, Ontario Human Rights Commission finds

Two Black safety dispatchers hired at Metrolinx lost their jobs after failing Toronto police background checks. They have no criminal records

Josslyn Mounsey and Thairu Taban had done everything right. They stayed away from trouble while growing up in a couple of Toronto’s poorer neighbourhoods. They studied hard, as their immigrant, Black parents had told them to do, and about a year ago landed “dream” jobs… Read More »Two Black safety dispatchers hired at Metrolinx lost their jobs after failing Toronto police background checks. They have no criminal records

6 charged in connection with alleged cannabis grow op in Toronto, $2.3M in pot seized – Toronto

Toronto police say they have arrested six people in connection with a cannabis grow operation where officers seized 510 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $2.3 million. Police said they responded to complaints from residents in the Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue area at around… Read More »6 charged in connection with alleged cannabis grow op in Toronto, $2.3M in pot seized – Toronto

Here is the status of calls to disarm, defund and reform Ontario police amid anti-racism protests

The growing outrage over anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian policing — reflected in higher use-of-force rates, higher arrest rates, over-representation in jails and prisons and failure to investigate crimes particularly when the victims are Indigenous women and girls — has renewed the public push… Read More »Here is the status of calls to disarm, defund and reform Ontario police amid anti-racism protests