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TPS officer charged

Broadcast time: 11:15
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Corporate Communications

A Toronto Police Service officer has been arrested and charged.

Constable Jason Levesque, 44, with 11 years' service, is currently attached to 51 Division.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Constable Levesque was working with his partner

- at 11:34 p.m., they were dispatched on a radio call for a company alarm in the Yonge Street and Queens Quay East area

- there was information that two males were inside the construction site

- once on scene, Constable Levesque and his partner entered the construction site to do a search

- during the search, Constable Levesque discharged his firearm at a man, missing him and striking a construction shed

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Constable Jason Levesque was arrested and charged with:

1) Careless Use of a Firearm

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11 a.m., room 111.

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Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications