Toronto Police Service officer charged
March 20, 2023 By Blue Line Staff / Toronto Police Service
Mar. 20, 2023, Toronto, Ont. – A Toronto Police officer has been arrested and criminally charged by the Toronto Police Service.
It is alleged that, on Mar. 20, 2023, at approximately 3:45 a.m., an off-duty Toronto Police officer was operating his personal motor vehicle in the Shuter Street and Parliament Street area. The accused struck a parked vehicle on Shuter Street before continuing to drive southbound on Parliament Street. Police located the motor vehicle but the driver did not stop for police. The driver eventually pulled his vehicle over at King Street and Sumach Street. The accused was placed under arrest, at which time he refused to provide a breath sample.
Constable Michael Juma, 49, has been charged with:
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance
- Fail to stop for police
- Refuse breath demand
- Impaired operation of a conveyance
- Fail to remain at scene of accident
He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice – Toronto, Room 202 on May 2, 2023, at 2 p.m.
Constable Juma, who is assigned to the Toronto Police Operations Centre – Duty Desk, has 14 years of service and is suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.
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