A Toronto police officer has been charged in connection with the assault of two men who were in police custody.

Christopher Hominuk, a constable with 13 years of service, is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and threatening bodily harm.

Const. Hominuk responded to a radio call on May 24 where three men had been arrested. Two of the prisoners in custody were assaulted and threatened, police said.

A police investigation has resulted in the suspension of Const. Hominuk, 37, from duty.

The officer, who is attached to 22 Division in the city's west end, will appear in court on Wed. June 21, 2010.