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News Release

Toronto Police Service Officer Charged

Case Number: 10-TSA-093

Mississauga (5 November, 2010) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) committed a criminal offence in Toronto in early June of this year.  Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.    

The TPS contacted the SIU on June 3, 2010 regarding allegations of a sexual nature from a female against one of their police officers.  The SIU assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of the occurrence.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Constable Mandip Sandhu of the TPS was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  

The officer was released on a Promise to Appear before the Ontario Court of Justice (College Park Bldg)  444 Yonge Street, Toronto on December 2, 2010.  The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342