Two Toronto Police constables have been suspended following charges relating to a drug arrest.
According to the Toronto Police Service, in June of 2019, members of the Service’s Professional Standards Unit commenced an investigation into allegations of “Theft Over and Perjury.”
Police said that in May of 2017, members of 12 Division arrested a male person for various drug and gun related offences.
At the time of his arrest, a quantity of cash was seized, and it is alleged that officers failed to account for a portion of that money.
Furthermore, police said that in February of 2018, officers testified at the preliminary inquiry of the said male person.
Allegedly, the officers provided false or misleading testimony.
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All charges against the male person were subsequently stayed at the discretion of Public Prosecutions Services of Canada, according to police.
And on October 9, police constables Aseem Malhi (12 years service) and Richard White (12 years service) turned themselves in to Professional Standards.
The constables were charged with theft over $5000, Obstruct Justice, and perjury.
The officers have been suspended with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act.