Assault on Toronto Parking Officer ends in charge for Brampton man: police


Published February 27, 2023 at 10:00 am

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An alleged tussle with a Toronto Parking Enforcement Officer last week has led to an assault charge for a man from Brampton.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 23), the Toronto Police Service says officers were called to the area of Yonge St. and Grenville St. to assist a Parking Enforcement Officer.

Police say the officer was working in the area when he was approached by a man “in an aggressive manner” and the man grabbed the officer’s hand while trying to take his handheld device.

The man allegedly backed the officer up against his patrol vehicle and the officer requested assistance from additional officers. A 38-year-old man from Brampton was arrested about an hour and a half after the incident began.

Police say Murukathas Velmurukan, 38, of Brampton has been charged with one count of assaulting a peace officer. The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 20. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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