Toronto police are probing a judge’s accusation a senior officer broke the law while trying to gather evidence into alleged wrongdoing by a group of drug squad members.
The actions of internal affairs Insp. Bryce Evans were “over the line and unlawful” in trying to “bully” his way onto an Ontario Provincial Police team about to search the home of a Toronto officer facing assault charges, Justice Casey Hill said in a 142-page judgment on a Charter challenge.
Following a search of the home of N.N.M. — under a court order, the officer can only be identified by initials — police laid further charges after finding illicit narcotics and weapons. But in his ruling, Hill tossed out the seized evidence, citing the “extremely serious” constitutional violations against N.N.M.