Source: Toronto Sun
By TAMARA CHERRY, Toronto Sun
A west-end Toronto Police officer is accused of assaulting and threatening prisoners.
Const. Christopher Hominuk, 37, was suspended from duty Tuesday after the Toronto Police professional standards unit was alerted to allegations stemming from a May 24 incident, a Toronto Police press release said Saturday.
Investigators allege the 22 Division officer responded to a call where three men had been arrested for various alleged offences when he "assaulted two of the prisoners who were in custody," the press release said.
The 13-year constable is also accused of threatening to hurt both prisoners.
He was charged Saturday with assault, two counts of threatening bodily harm and two counts of assault with a weapon.
Police didn't say what type of call Hominuk was responding to or what offences his alleged victims were accused of.