OPP officer charged with uttering threat
A logo for Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is pictured. (Tom Stefanac/CTV Toronto)
Published Friday, September 7, 2012 1:11PM EDT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- An Ontario Provincial Police officer is being charged with uttering a threat after an incident at a police station in Toronto.
The province's Special Investigations Unit says the incident took place March 8 when a 45-year-old man went to the OPP station (on Keele Street) for fingerprinting.
The agency says there was a verbal exchange between the man and an officer in the fingerprinting area.
Const. Ludgero Cafe faces one charge of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on Oct. 16.
The SIU says it will make no further comment on the investigation as the matter is now before the courts.
The SIU is an arm's-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.