Article by Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star
Two Toronto officers alleged to have consumed marijuana while armed and on duty ate a hazelnut flavoured chocolate bar infused with cannabis oil seized during a dispensary raid, then each had to be taken to hospital, according to newly released police documents.
Among the revelations contained in police tribunal documents is that criminal charges laid against seven people during a raid on a west-end cannabis clinic were withdrawn as a result of allegations the two officers now face.
Toronto police Const. Vittorio Dominelli, 36, and Const. Jamie Young, 35, briefly appeared before a police disciplinary tribunal Tuesday, each facing multiple counts of professional misconduct under Ontario’s Police Services Act.
The appearance comes on the heels of criminal charges laid against the officers: one count each of breach of trust and attempting to obstruct justice stemming from a January incident.
Documents filed at the police tribunal Tuesday shed new details on the incident — including that the officers are alleged to have been so affected by the drugs that each was taken to a separate hospital for treatment.
According to the hearing documents, which are called the notice of hearing, the officers were both in plain clothes duty on the evening of January 27 when they participated in the execution of a search warrant at Community Cannabis Clinic, located on St. Clair Ave. W.