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Toronto police background checks stop including mental health incidents

In a step forward for mental health rights, the Toronto Police Service will no longer release records of non-criminal mental health encounters with police — including suicide attempts or other psychological crises — to employers and community groups requesting background checks on potential employees or volunteers. 729 more words


Toronto police: Pan Am Games won’t be G20 all over again

Const. Craig Brister is standing in front of a small crowd of business owners in the St. Lawrence Centre on Toronto’s Esplanade, assuring them that the Pan Am Games will not be another G20 when it comes to policing. 608 more words


Toronto police ID body found in Scarborough's McCowan Park

Toronto police have identified the city’s latest murder victim as 22-year-old Toronto man Nitiyand Gary Singh.

A passerby found Singh’s body in a heavily wooded area in McCowan Park, near McCowan Rd. 201 more words


Toronto police officer charged with assault

A Toronto police officer has been charged with assault following an alleged attack on a 57-year-old man in downtown Toronto last year.

The Special Investigations Unit — the civilian watchdog which probes incidents of death, serious injury or sexual assault involving police — has found there are “reasonable grounds” to believe Const. 126 more words


Toronto cop faces assault charge after man injured in 2014 arrest

TORONTO – A Toronto police officer faces an assault charge for allegedly injuring a man during an arrest last December.

A statement released by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said it has reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed. 81 more words


Alleged assault by TTC operator sparks Reddit post

TORONTO – Two transit riders claim they saw an unprovoked attack by a TTC operator and are asking other potential witnesses to come forward after posting their story on Reddit. 282 more words


`Swatting' incident draws huge police response

TORONTO – A threatening phone call that triggered a “huge” police response and caused five schools northwest of Toronto to activate emergency plans appears to have been a hoax — and police want the public to know they aren’t pleased. 599 more words