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TPS Officer Charged

Broadcast time: 14:05
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Unit: Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-808-7100

A Toronto Police Officer has been arrested and charged.

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 7 p.m., a man was travelling eastbound on Highway 401 through the city of Pickering

- the car collided with a vehicle travelling in the same direction

- responding officers believed the man was impaired

The man was also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Superintendent Riyaz Hussein, 54, was charged by the Ontario Provincial Police with:

1. Over 80 mgs Operation of a Motor Vehicle
2. Careless Driving
3. Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Open Liquor

He is scheduled to appear in court on February 10, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., at 150 Bond Street, Oshawa, in 108 Court.

Superintendent Hussein has 33 years of service and was assigned to the Disciplinary Hearings Office. He has been Suspended With Pay.

The Toronto Police Service recognizes the public interest implicit in the Hearing Officer role and is releasing this information proactively to the public. Media inquiries about the incident or charges should be directed to the police service of jurisdiction, in this case the Ontario Provincial Police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications