TPS Officer Charged
Broadcast time: 16:20
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Unit: Professional Standards
A Toronto Police Service officer has been arrested and criminally charged.
It is alleged:
- between April 22, 2020 and October 18, 2020, a serving Toronto Police Officer was communicating, via a messaging app, with a man who is the alleged suspect in a Halton Regional Police Service theft and stolen property investigation
- the officer accessed police computer systems to provide the man with details about an address and a vehicle
It is further alleged:
- the officer took a photograph of an apprehended person on their personal phone and sent it via a messaging app to the same man
Halton Regional Police Service alerted TPS in February 2021 to the alleged messages and an investigation was immediately launched by our Professional Standards Unit.
In April 2021, Police Constable Ewan MacLeod, of 23 Division, was suspended from duty.
On Friday, August 27, 2021, the 44-year-old was arrested and criminally charged with:
1. Breach of Trust
He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 2 p.m., at College Park Courts.
He has also been charged under the Police Services Act with:
1. two counts of Breach of Confidence
2. four counts of Insubordination
3. Neglect of Duty
Constable MacLeod has 20 years of service and remains 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 www.222tips.com, 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.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Christopher Kirkpatrick, Professional Standards