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Toronto Superintendent of Police Scott Baptiste has been suspended from service following an alleged sexual misconduct incident at last week’s Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference in Quebec City.
Toronto Police Service spokeswoman Stephanie Sayer said in a statement, “The Police Services Act (PSA) prohibits any police service from confirming or releasing information about internal disciplinary matters until the case is heard in a disciplinary tribunal. where the information will be made public.” ,
He said Matt Moyer is the acting superintendent of traffic services.
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Quebec City police spokeswoman Marie-Pierre Rivard told Global News that the Service de Police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) is aware of an “incident” that occurred during the conference.
Reward said SPVQ has not been assigned to investigate and Global News has been referred to the Toronto Police Service.
Sources say allegations of sexual misconduct with a woman in the Global News Baptist incident are being investigated.
David Butt, a Toronto defense attorney representing the complainant, said, “My client is cooperating fully with the investigation, and has not made any public statements for the foreseeable future to help protect the integrity of that investigation.” Will go.”
Baptist attended the event to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to road safety during his career spanning 35 years.
As a police constable, Baptiste worked as a motorcycle officer, highway patrol officer, traffic enforcement officer, narcotics technician and collision investigator, according to a news release issued by the CACP. As a sergeant, he led a unit responsible for teaching police officers how to operate police vehicles safely. As a staff sergeant, he was responsible for a front-line platoon in the traffic services, overseeing the city’s response to fatal and life-threatening collisions.
Since 2017, Baptiste has been the district commander of traffic operations, consisting of traffic services and parking services, and is responsible for the leadership of more than 700 police officers and civilian staff.
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Baptiste now faces an internal police disciplinary investigation. No criminal charges have been filed.
CACP’s communications adviser Natalie Wright acknowledged that “the CACP is aware of the incident and an external investigation is underway.”
“We are fully supporting and cooperating with this investigation. The CACP condemns any unfair and/or illegal behavior by police officers at any time, including through the CACP programme.”
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