Toronto Police Services

Toronto Woman Rescued After Hours Stuck On A Highrise Crane

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada

The woman was perched on a gently swaying large pulley device for at least four hours and was clinging to a steel cable.

No Parade Float, No Pride Funding: Police Union

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada

A committee representing LGBTQ officers in the force said it would be unacceptable for the city to give the grant to an event that excludes certain municipal employees.

Toronto Police Investigating Anti-Muslim Protest Outside Mosque

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada

Protesters stood in front of the mosque with anti-Muslim signs as worshippers were entering.

Toronto Police Still Don't Get Why They Were Banned From Pride Parade

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

This was a missed opportunity to address the lack of great strides with the black members of the LGBTQ community, and black Torontonians as a whole. Once police make some progress on the"much to do" promise, which means actually working to reduce systemic racism in a real and meaningful way, then they can "decide" to rejoin the Pride Parade.

Toronto Police Won't March In Pride Parade

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada

A Black Lives Matter spokesperson said the police are trying to "flip the narrative."

Muslim Police Chaplain's Sexist Remarks Silence Victims Of Abuse

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

Toronto Police Muslim chaplain Musleh Khan said that a woman should be "obedient" to her husband at all times. The message it sends to victims of abuse interferes with the ability of police to encourage women - particularly Muslim women- to tell police their story.

Toronto Police Chaplain's Sexist Views Don't Define My Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Concerns have been recently raised about the Muslim Toronto police chaplain on his personal views about women and marriage. Officer Musleh Khan's viewpoints come across as strongly patriarchal and infantalizing of women.

To Police Unions: Stop Protecting Rotten Cops

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

People like to excuse police violence by claiming that it's just a few bad apples. Perhaps that's true, but then who is electing the police union leaders who make it their job to defend these bad apples? See, here's the thing about bad apples -- if you don't root them out, then the whole barrel will rot.If the police union was really protecting the police force, then they'd be the most outspoken critics of police brutality and unnecessary police-involved shootings. But they're not.

The Time Is Now For Toronto Police To Expand Taser Use

Erick Laming | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Erick Laming

The Toronto Police Service must develop a strong policy around Taser use that goes far beyond the requirements outlined in the Ontario guidelines. The policy must also ensure meaningful accountability and strict disciplinary measures for when officers use Tasers carelessly and without sufficient justification.

Toronto Toddler Reunited With Parents After Wandering Streets At Night

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents

The three-year-old girl got dressed, put on her rain boots, unlocked the door and walked to a nearby grocery store.

Graphic Details Emerge In Toronto Police Gang Sex Investigation

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada

A judge unsealed court documents used to obtain warrants in the case.

Toronto Man Allegedly Drugged Woman Who Answered Online Cat Ad

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada

A woman met with Ghenadie Carpov Thursday to buy his cat.

Toronto Man Killed After Attending Murdered Friend's Memorial

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada

His death is Toronto's 22nd murder of the year.

Police Forces Strapped For Cash, But Getting Body Cameras Anyway

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada

Body camera programs aren't cheap.

Sammy Yatim Shooting Witness 'Couldn't Believe' What He Saw

CBC | CBC News | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada

"I just watched someone's son get killed."

Crown Trying To Criminalize Cop's Judgment: Lawyer

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada

"To be clear, no one likes the end result in this case."

Video Shows Angry Crowd Confronting Officer During Arrest At LCBO

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada

The person who posted the 16-minute video claims it shows the result of an unprovoked assault by an officer who was discriminating against black people.

Police Investigating Attack On Muslim Mother As Hate Crime

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada

A woman was on her way to pick up her son from school when two men attacked her while hurling racial slurs.

Man Killed By Toronto Police Was Wanted For Double Murder

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 07.25.2015 | Canada

Kwasi Skene-Peters was shot during an "interaction" with police downtown.

Meet Toronto's Next Top Cop

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - A 32-year veteran of the Toronto police force became the first black man named to its top job on Monday but said his race doesn't mean he ca...

Having a African-Canadian Police Chief Won't Solve Institutional Racism

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Ajamu Nangwaya

To what extent are we realistically expecting an African-Canadian police chief to be more committed to fighting institutional racism than a white one? Furthermore, merely having an African-Canadian person at the helm will not end police brutality or mend the community's relations with the force.

It Seems Just "Living While Black" Can Get You Killed These Days

Eternity E Martis | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

In essence, carrying anything and being Black will get you killed these days. Perhaps instead of DWB ("Driving while Black"), we need "Living While Black," because it seems to be an increasing struggle to do anything without getting killed -- even for children.

Toronto Police HACKED

CBC | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada

The Toronto Police Service’s website went offline Sunday after a Twitter user who claims to be connected with the hacker group Anonymous threatened ...

Toronto Cops Wearing Cameras

CBC | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada

Toronto police are set to begin a pilot project intended to assess the effectiveness of body-worn cameras for front-officers in the wake of last summe...

Body Worn Cameras Could Stop Toronto Police From Being Racist

Abdi Hersi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Abdi Hersi

This past fall I was carded by a Toronto police officer near my own neighbourhood. It wasn't my first time. After returning home that day I did some research on the topic of police surveillance and came across Body Worn Cameras (BWC). They would prove that Toronto police disproportionately target minorities and community outrage in the city is justified. The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all measure that restores public trust in police. But in Toronto, where there is a clear crisis of distrust between minority communities and police, it becomes clear that police officers might have to wear these Body Worn Cameras to regain some of that trust.