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Warmington: Investigating 'incident' at mysterious Canadian Police Chiefs' Conference

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Hundreds of police officers on scene to fight crime There is no shortage of manpower trying to classify probes into their own.

An investigation into the alleged "incident" was launched at a meeting attended by all Canadian police chiefs and top law enforcement leaders, including Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. We rarely hear it every day.

But that is what is happening in Quebec.

The Canadian Association of Police Chiefs said it was cooperating with an investigation stemming from the incident at the Hilton Hotel in Quebec City, August 7-9, at its 117th annual conference. ing.

The honorable Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino kicked off his second day of the#CACP2022 annual conference. / Nous sommes fiers d'accueillir l'honorable Marco Mendicino, ministry de la sécurité publique comme conférencier spécial aujourd'hui. @Safety_Canada

— CACP / ACCP (@CACP_ACCP) August 9, 2022

Details of this investigation are unknown, so it is unknown what the incident triggered the investigation is. But what has come to light is the story of his subordinates, who say the top officer in the specialized Toronto Police Force has moved from the role of commanding officer in the division to serve the Professional Standards Unit of Service. is.

"The word means that the person has been suspended from active duty," a Toronto police source said, adding that the officer in question was due to "clean up his office" on Tuesday. claimed to have done so.

The rest is a mystery and the subject of much gossip among the ranks. While it was difficult to obtain formal confirmation from the Toronto Police Service that a superintendent-level senior commander had been suspended, the CACP confirmed there was an investigation into what allegedly happened in Quebec.

"CACP is aware of the incident and is aware that an external investigation is ongoing," said Natalie, a communications adviser to Ottawa-based CACP. Wright said in a statement toToronto. Sun``We fully support and cooperate with this investigation.''

``The CACP will not tolerate any inappropriate and/or unlawful conduct by law enforcement officers at any time, including at a CACP event.'' I condemn the action," she added.

Wright did not elaborate or say who was conducting the external investigation.

Meanwhile, the Quebec City Police said The Toronto Sun was her third Toronto media outlet to request information about the incident.

"We have not arrested anyone at the meeting and have not arrested anyone at this time," the spokesperson said, adding that the status of the investigation had not been discussed.

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Meanwhile, Toronto police kept cards near vests, and spokesperson Stephanie Thayer said people were involved. A police officer said he was "not involved." Arrested or prosecuted in any jurisdiction.

But she did not say that the problem was solved.

“The Police Services Act (PSA) prohibits the police service from reviewing or releasing information about internal disciplinary matters unless the matter is heard in a disciplinary court where the information is disclosed.

Because there are no charges and Toronto police have not confirmed the central figure in the case, the Sun will not release the officer's name until police action or criminal charges are announced.

This kind of story is hard to write, but when the CACP admits there was an incident at the nation's largest police rally, it's hard not to.

86} If the commander is actually sent home, as communications show, this would be the fourth senior Toronto police officer to be suspended in recent times. Two were for driving impairment claims andone related to allegations of assisting a police officer in a promotion exam

for lifelong service. Those who won big awards — hopefully some of them will help investigators determine exactly what happened.


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