Toronto cop resigns after period of 'egregious' misconduct, cut from payroll after appeal fails

A Toronto police officer who was still collecting paycheques a year after the force tried to fire him for what a hearing officer dubbed a period of “egregious” misconduct has resigned.

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emote_control
294 · 3 months ago · Reddit

"We can't punish our way out of this problem," Butt said.

How the fuck do you know, dingus? We've never actually tried punishing cops for being terrible people who are terrible at the jobs we're paying them a literal billion dollars to do. Shut up and sit down and let us fire as many of these vermin as it takes before they smarten up.

ShyDadBod
ShyDadBod
155 · 3 months ago · Reddit

"After 6 years of heinous criminal behavior, the Toronto Police are sad to say goodbye to this perfect example of our training and culture"

Moos_Mumsy
Moos_Mumsy
49 · 3 months ago · Reddit

It's disgusting that cops can do any kind of criminal act they like, up to and including murder, and that instead of consequences, they get rewarded with several years of paid vacation. Either that, or their brothers and sisters cover up their crimes and they continue to roam the city with a badge and gun.

xMWHOx
xMWHOx
38 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Only the finest of the bad apples! How many hundreds of thousands of tax dollars did we waste on this POS?

SirZapdos
SirZapdos
33 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Butt also said it is ironic the case's hearing officer is facing his own criminal charges for impaired driving.

LMAO. Ironic isn't the phrase I'd use. More like "right on the nose".

"We can't punish our way out of this problem," Butt said.

Well we've tried paid vacationing our way out of this problem, and that doesn't seem to work either. They've had the carrot for decades and the only thing that's improved is the bank balances of countless bad cops. A few tries with the stick is worth a shot. At least it will save taxpayers some money.

battle_beagle_13
battle_beagle_13
32 · 3 months ago · Reddit

2016 he fired that pistol in the air after menacing his wife. Six years! since then we’ve been paying him.

The lawyer getting a dig in about the senior cop investigating him also being a drunk driver was really something ….

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
27 · 3 months ago · Reddit

"The Toronto Police Service expects the highest standards of conduct from all its officers and staff, and holds them to account through disciplinary proceedings," spokesperson Stephanie Sayer said in an email statement.

I don't know how any one can say that with a straight face

From earlier article

The first charge, which was handled without a hearing, resulted when Brewer was found drinking an alcoholic beverage in a police car. He was swearing and “behaving erratically.” Brewer lost eight hours pay for this.

Not fired.

After following his wife throughout the house with the gun he placed the gun in his mouth. Then, while outside, he fired it eight times into the air.

Not fired.

In reaction Brewer slammed on the breaks, cursed Hines and pepper sprayed him while he remained cuffed in the backseat...The judge determined Brewer’s actions constituted excessive force.

Not fired.

In series of text messages and a phone call on July 6 and 7, Brewer cursed out and threatened the sergeant in attempt to talk about the alleged affair.

Not fired.

Brewer went to his wife’s gym. After hurling obscenities at his wife Brewer threw her things against a wall, kicked over a garbage can and stormed out. Witnesses claimed Brewer was drunk at the time.

Not fired.

Brewer was driving down Taunton Road in Whitby when he left the roadway, hopped the curb and crashed into a parked pick-up truck. When Durham Regional Police arrived on scene, Brewer was visibly drunk and acted “rude and belligerent.”

Still not fired?

"Accountability" indeed. The only thing it seems we can count on are crooked cops staying in the system WAY too long (thanks to other crooked cops) ensuring they have a healthy bank account all the while

TheArgsenal
TheArgsenal
26 · 3 months ago · Reddit

The earliest is from Dec. 1, 2016. That's when, the documents say, Brewer was "in a state of crisis" and "under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs" when he brought a handgun into the room where his spouse was sleeping. He then followed her through the home with it, before putting it in his mouth and later firing it into the air when he was outside the residence

This guy somehow managed to stay on the payroll for nearly six years after this incident.

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
23 · 3 months ago · Reddit

This cop drank and drove multiple times, assaulted helpless people with weapons and threatened his wife with a gun, and dangerous fired it in public.

WHERE WERE THE GOOD COPS eh?

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
14 · 3 months ago · Reddit

This guy has been given HALF A MILLION DOLLARS for his shitty criminal behaviour. Also

Butt also said it is ironic the case's hearing officer is facing his own criminal charges for impaired driving.

Hussein is currently performing administrative duties pending the results of his own criminal and disciplinary hearings.

... and when the rot is so high, one wonders how many other "Brewers" are in the rank and file

Temporary_Advice_847
Temporary_Advice_847
14 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Police should not police themselves. There should be civilian oversight. Prove me wrong.

thisismeingradenine
thisismeingradenine
12 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Wait… a corrupt cop who’s not on paid vacation? What world is this?

theredhoody
theredhoody
11 · 3 months ago · Reddit

He said Brewer has been sober for over three years, and that it is disappointing that a "punitive approach" won out in this case over a "pro-health and pro-wellness approach."

What a disgusting way to frame this argument. People will really hijack any cause in order to bend over backwards just to continue to arm people who do not deserve to be figures of authority in our communities.

Lordmandeep
Lordmandeep
10 · 3 months ago · Reddit

The problem with cops is that we give too much leeway to bad cops and then are put in situations that require extreme disipline and patience and they end up fucking up hard (a lot of cops that killed people usually were cops with many issues).

We need to start firing cops who mess up as they are danger to the public.

beardsmash
beardsmash
8 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Hearing officer Supt. Riyaz Hussein, who is now facing impaired driving charges of his own, originally ordered in July 2021 that Brewer be fired unless he resigned.

Found this part ridiculous as well. Just a few bad apples folks!

LeatherMine
LeatherMine
5 · 3 months ago · Reddit

originally ordered in July 2021 that Brewer be fired unless he resigned. Brewer appealed that decision, so he continued to be suspended with pay until this month, per provincial law.

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission threw out Brewer's appeal on Aug. 8.

It took them a year to say no?

hunglikekingk0ng
hunglikekingk0ng
5 · 3 months ago · Reddit

What a gong show of an armed criminal.

How did this guy pass the psych exam?!

Fixin_IT
Fixin_IT
5 · 3 months ago · Reddit

At this point its almost profitable to join the police, be so bad at your job that you're put on paid vacation. And while on paid vacation resume your preferred career.