A Toronto Police Service officer has been arrested and charged.
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.
After conducting an investigation and reviewing video provided by the TTC, it is alleged that:
– the officer used unnecessary and excessive force on the man
On Monday, January 13, 2020, Detective Christopher Hutchings, of 43 Division, was arrested and charged with:
He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Old City Hall.
Detective Christopher Hutchings has 24 years of service and is currently suspended with pay.