Toronto Police officers shown inappropriately engaging with women at downtown bar (VIDEO)

Jan 15 2019, 3:14 pm

The Toronto police professional standards unit is investigating multiple videos circulating on social media showing officers engaging in inappropriate behaviour with a group of women.

The videos, which were posted on Instagram by an account called citizen.to Monday afternoon, show two uniformed officers handcuffing two women, posing for photos and even driving the women to another bar while playing music videos on the in-cruiser computer.

In one of the videos, an officer can be seen handcuffing the women in what appears to be Queen Street Warehouse.

“Officer, I didn’t know being basic was a crime?” reads the text over another clip.

A third video filmed inside the bar zooms in on one of the officer’s uniform.

 

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In another video, the women can be seen walking towards a marked police cruiser with the caption, “Typically they have to take me by force.”

One of the women can be heard saying, “Uber’s here” as they climb into the back seat of the cruiser.

 

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Additional videos, which appear to be filmed from the back seat, show music videos and music playing on the computer in the cruiser.

 

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Another video with the caption “Thank you @torontopolice for the safe ride to the bar tonight,” appears to zoom in on a list of YouTube videos.

 

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When contacted about the videos, Toronto Police told Daily Hive the Instagram account and its content had been brought to the attention of the police.

“The material has been referred to Professional Standards for a review of possible misconduct,” reads an email statement from Toronto Police.

“We cannot confirm the identity of those in the posts but we believe they are constables from 52 Division.”

The 52 division covers part of downtown Toronto.

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