Toronto Police suspend officer after he is charged with indecent act

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Toronto police say they have suspended an officer following his arrest for an alleged indecent act in Whitby, Ont.

Police in Durham Region said Tuesday that they received reports of a man committing an indecent act near an arena in Whitby.

The force says a witness tried to confront the man but he drove off through a nearby parking lot.

Police say they found him in his car and he was arrested.

They say the 33-year-old is charged with committing an indecent act in a public place and dangerous operation of a conveyance.

Toronto police say the officer has been with their force for six years and has been suspended with pay.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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