Chris Fox, CP24.com
Printed Tuesday, December three, 2019 three:32PM EST
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The Toronto Police Service has launched an investigation right into a video that seems to proven an officer sleeping in his cruiser whereas double parked in a handicap area.
The 17-second video was posted to Reddit on Tuesday afternoon and has already been commented on greater than 300 occasions.
It reveals a marked Toronto police cruiser double parked in a handicap spot. At one level, the individual taking the video walks up alongside the driving force’s aspect door and a police officer could be seen within the driver’s seat together with his eyes closed.
It’s not clear when or the place the video was taken, nonetheless in an announcement offered to CTV Information Toronto a spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service confirmed that an investigation is underway.
“The Toronto Police Service is conscious of the video,” the assertion reads. “We take these issues very critically and as such, have began an investigation.”
Whereas the officer depicted within the video has confronted widespread criticism on social media, the president of the union representing front-line officers says that he’s reserving judgement for now.
In an interview with CTV Information Toronto, Toronto Police Affiliation President Mike McCormack identified that the video solely captured just a few seconds of what truly transpired. He mentioned that the TPS will “inform the true story” of what truly occurred.
“Certainly we will need to have higher issues to take care of within the metropolis. I don’t know what individuals are doing. Are they attempting to catch a cop or are they attempting to submit this to get some notoriety or to construct a profile? It’s ridiculous in my opinion.”