Canada Toronto police officer allegedly becomes intoxicated while guarding dead body

19:22  08 february  2018
19:22  08 february  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Toronto police professional standards unit is investigating after a 20-year veteran of the service allegedly became intoxicated while securing a home in which a dead body had been 27. The source said the officer was tasked to guard the home and wait for officials to remove the man’s body .

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a sign on a brick building: File photo of the 23 Division station on Finch Avenue West in north Etobicoke.© Global News File photo of the 23 Division station on Finch Avenue West in north Etobicoke.

The Toronto police professional standards unit is investigating after a 20-year veteran of the service allegedly became intoxicated while securing a home in which a dead body had been located.

A source, who asked not to be identified, told Global News the incident happened in Toronto's west end, sometime on Jan. 27. The source said the officer was tasked to guard the home and wait for officials to remove the man's body. It's alleged the officer smoked cigars and drank alcohol he found in the home.

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READ MORE: Toronto police officer allegedly becomes intoxicated while guarding dead body . The document said McLaughlin then used his police radio to contact a police dispatcher, but that his speech was slurred and he was unable to properly relay the message.

READ MORE: Toronto police officer allegedly becomes intoxicated while guarding dead body . The document said McLaughlin then used his police radio to contact a police dispatcher, but that his speech was slurred and he was unable to properly relay the message.

After consuming the alcohol, the officer reportedly made some sort of dispatch over the police radio system. The source said the officer's speech was slurred and that he wasn't making any sense.

Police and paramedics were eventually dispatched to the officer's location because he stopped answering calls, the source said.

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The source told Global News the officer was found passed out. He was allegedly driven back to the station, dressed in a change of clothes and driven home.

Toronto police spokesperson Mark Pugash told Global News professional standards investigators are looking into the matter.

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