Toronto police supt. accused of interfering with promotions appears before tribunal


Published January 24, 2022 at 11:50 am

TORONTO — A Toronto police superintendent accused of helping a handful of officers prepare for interviews for promotions despite her involvement in the process has made her first appearance before a disciplinary tribunal.

Supt. Stacy Clarke is charged under the Police Services Act with multiple counts each of breach of confidence and discreditable conduct, as well as one of insubordination.

A notice of hearing issued today alleges Clarke mentored a number of constables seeking to be promoted to the rank of sergeant last fall, while being part of the panel conducting the interviews.

The document alleges Clarke received an email around Nov. 10 instructing her to cut off contact with the officers she was mentoring by Nov. 25.

The notice alleges that in late November, Clarke sent photos of the interview questions to six of the candidates she was mentoring.

It further alleges she provided in-person counselling to one of them at her home on three consecutive days in early December, and later participated in his interview without disclosing her conflict of interest.

The case has been put over until Feb. 23.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2022.

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