Despite convictions for assault, drunk driving only 7 Toronto cops fired at discipline tribunal over 10 years
A quarter of the disciplinary hearings held for Toronto police officers in the last decade involved an officer who was guilty of crimes including impaired driving, assault or possession of prohibited firearms, a CBC News investigation has found. Nearly all of the police officers disciplined in those cases kept their jobs despite convictions for crimes such as impaired driving with twice the legal blood alcohol limit — or assaulting handcuffed suspects or their own spouses. CBC News analyzed all 259 Toronto police disciplinary tribunal decisions from 2010 through mid-June of this year to examine the kinds of alleged misconduct that end up at the tribunal and the penalties officers face as a result. In the last decade, 66 Toronto police officers appeared before the tribunal after being convicted of a crime.