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High-ranking Toronto police officer explains isolation, mistreatment at TPS that pushed her to help officers cheat on exam

May 8, 2024  By Jon Woodward, CTV News

May 8, 2024, Toronto, Ont. – The first female Black superintendent in Toronto Police Service history was in despair over what she believed was systemic mistreatment of Black officers and was attempting to diversify the ranks on her own when she helped six constables cheat in a promotions exam, her lawyer told a police tribunal Monday.

Supt. Stacy Clarke was “frustrated and desperate” at the slow pace of change in the service and believed her efforts to promote qualified Black candidates were falling on deaf ears, lawyer Joseph Markson said during the tribunal hearing that will ultimately determine her punishment within the organization. | READ MORE

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