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Toronto police charge officer with assault and unlawful confinement

Toronto Police shoulder bage is shown during press conference announcing new gun control laws in Toronto on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Toronto Police say they have charged a Toronto officer with assault and unlawful confinement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

TORONTO — The Toronto Police Service says one of its officers has been charged with assault and unlawful confinement.

Const. Mustafa Safari was arrested Saturday following an alleged incident in late November.

Police allege he and a woman got into an argument during the incident. He is accused of assaulting the woman and forcibly confining her.

The 52-year-old officer was last assigned to 32 Division.

Police say he has 17 years of service and is suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.

2 p.m.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2024.

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