Toronto police officer arrested after allegedly Tasering and kicking cuffed suspect

Dec 9 2019, 1:15 pm

An officer with the Toronto Police Service has been arrested and faces charges of assault with a weapon and attempting to obstruct justice after allegedly Tasering and kicking a handcuffed suspect earlier this fall.

According to police, on Monday, October 7, Constable Mehrdad Mahmodian was working with his partner.

Just before 1 am, they report being dispatched on a radio call for a break-and-enter in the area of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue West.

Police say the officers received information that three suspects had fled the area in a ride-share vehicle.

Constable Mahmodian and his partner attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspects fled on foot. However, after a short chase, one of the suspects surrendered.

While the suspect was being handcuffed, police say Constable Mahmodian used his Conducted Energy Weapon, once in full deployment mode and twice in Drive Stun mode.

Investigators say Mahmodian also kicked the suspect.

On Monday, December 9, 51-year-old Constable Mahmodian was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, assault, and attempting to obstruct justice.

Mahmodian, who works out of 53 Division, has been with the force for 11 years.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, January 4, at 2 pm.

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