Two Toronto police officers have committed suicide over the past four months, and a former long-time sergeant says more will die because the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is “dramatically” failing officers who come forward with mental health issues.
In the first of a three-part CityNews investigation, former Toronto police Sgt. Simon Fraser tells The Inside Story’s Avery Haines he became a virtual outcast after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, eventually quitting the force after 28 years on the job.
“If somebody doesn’t say something more police officers are going to keep dying,” Fraser said.
“Two police officers have hung themselves in less than five months. Nobody knows.”