A review is underway following the aggressive actions of a couple of Toronto TAVIS officers.
During an arrest in the Jane and Lawrence area on September 14 a citizen began filming the arrest of two young men.
One of the arresting officers ordered two other TAVIS cops to stop the citizen from recording.
The two officers proceed to be aggressive to the man and block his view of the police interaction.
The man also asks police to get out of his personal space, a request they ignore.
The man recording, Mike Miller says he was at times, intimidated and scared.
A Toronto police spokesperson says it’s unclear if the officers will face any discipline. Their supervisor has seen the video and police say a review is underway.
Police say the officers were right to block the recording as the two youths that ended up being charged with possession of marijuana were 15 and 16.
Police say “Their identities are protected by law, and certainly while we feel the officers’ concerns were appropriate, their lack of communication in this regard was not,”
Spokesperson Meaghan Gray says “There’s no one here who feels that their response was appropriate,”