Toronto police officers who removed their name tags during last year’s G20 protests have been denied promotions by the city’s police board. A total of 90 officers were found to have stripped off their IDs during the event, which was plagued by widespread allegations of police brutality. The officers in question each received a one-day suspension without pay. Nine of those officers were recently put forward for promotion by Police Chief Bill Blair. But in a break from regular practice, the civilian police board refused to rubber stamp the upgrades. The police association has filed a grievance.
Friday, September 2, 2011