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TPS officer faces new charges,
Second officer charged

Broadcast time: 16:45
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Professional Standards

A Toronto Police Service officer has been additionally charged as part of a Professional Standards investigation, while a second officer has also been arrested and charged in the same matter.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, the TTC called police for a man who refused to leave a bus, stopped in the area of Markham Road and Ellesmere Road. Officers responded and a man was arrested and charged.

After the man filed a complaint with the TTC, Toronto Police Service Professional Standards was contacted and conducted an investigation.

It is alleged that:

- two officers used unnecessary and excessive force on a man

Detective Christopher Hutchings, of 43 Division, was originally charged with:

1) Assault

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, he was additionally charged with:

2) Attempt to Obstruct Justice

He has 24 years of service and remains suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.

Detective Jason Tanoye, of 43 Division, was also charged on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, with:

1) Assault
2) Attempt to Obstruct Justice

Both are scheduled to appear at Old City Hall on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 10 a.m, in room 101.

Detective Jason Tanoye has 14 years of service. He has been suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2800, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, on behalf of Superintendent Domenic Sinopoli, Professional Standards Unit