Toronto police officer charged with bribery

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TORONTO — A Toronto police officer is facing a bribery charge after allegedly accepting money from a suspect in a drug investigation.

Toronto Police say a detective of the force’s Organized Crime Enforcement Unit was arrested Friday and criminally charged with breach of trust and bribery.

The incident dates back to Oct. 4, 2018, when the officer allegedly accepted money from a suspect in a York Regional police drug investigation in exchange for providing confidential police information.

The officer was suspended from duty with pay after Toronto Police launched an investigation into the incident during the same month.

Police also charged the officer under the Police Services Act with one count of breach of confidence, one count of deceit, two counts of discreditable conduct and two counts of neglect of duty.

The officer is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 21.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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