POLICE DISCIPLINE – A BROKEN SYSTEM
“In the last five years, nearly 350 officers from police services in the Greater Toronto Area have been disciplined for what their own services call “serious” misconduct. Someone with a criminal record would almost never be hired as a cop. But many cops who are convicted of criminal offences are allowed to keep working. Police chiefs say the current law doesn’t give them enough power to get rid of problem officers. The province’s services shell out millions of dollars a year to suspended officers, some of whom have been at home receiving paycheques since 2008. The entire tribunal system needs to be overhauled to inject independent oversight.”
Nearly 350 officers from police services in the Greater Toronto Area — Toronto, Peel, York, Halton and Durham — and the OPP have been disciplined for what their own services call “serious” misconduct, a Star investigation has found.
Source: Hundreds of officers in the Greater Toronto Area disciplined for ‘serious’ misconduct in past five years | Toronto Star