A Toronto cop who opened fired on a stolen vehicle in the Distillery District is being charged under the Police Services Act.
In September, the stolen vehicle was boxed in by police at Mill Street and Parliament and one officer fired 15 shots into the engine.
It was said at the time he was trying to disable the vehicle, but no one was hurt in the incident.
The officer facing the charges has not yet been named, and it’s still not clear exactly what he’s been charged with but he’ll make his first appearance at the tribunal on March 10th.
On the after noon of Wednesday September 16th, Toronto police were led on a chase involving a stolen car.
The chase ended at the entrance to the distillery district with the vehicle cut off by three police cruisers.
60 year old Edward Michael Skotnicki, known to police, was the man charged with the theft of the vehicle in question. It’s been reported that he has 158 previous criminal convictions.