A Toronto police officer is facing charges following an investigation by the province’s police watch dog into an incident in Scarborough on October 31st last year.
According to the SIU, a 47-year-old man drove his vehicle into a parking lot at 10 Gordonridge Place, near Danforth Road and Midland Avenue shortly after 4.a.m.
Moments later, a police cruiser drove into the parking lot and stopped behind the man’s vehicle, an altercation is then said to have taken place between the pair before the officer left the scene.
Sometime later, paramedics arrived at the area and took the man to Scarborough General Hospital, the nature and severity of the man’s injuries have not been disclosed.
In investigation was subsequently launched by the SIU which included the examination of video evidence as well as 911 call recordings, which resulted in the Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, finding reasonable grounds to believe the Toronto Police Service sergeant had committed criminal offences.
Sergeant Robert Goudie is now facing one count of assault causing bodily harm and one count of failure to provide the necessaries of life.
He is scheduled to appear in court in on February 23rd.
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.