Broadcast time: 16:00
Thursday, July 5, 2007

Professional Standards
416−808−2800

A Toronto police officer has been arrested and charged.

Constable Ioan−Florin Floria, 34, with eight years' service, is a member of Traffic Services. He is currently suspended.

He has been charged with:
1) two counts of Breach of Trust,
2) two counts of Attempt Obstruct Justice,
3) Accessory After the Fact of Kidnapping,
4) Launder Proceeds of Crime.

It is alleged that:
− the officer was closely associated with an Eastern European criminal organization,
− the officer conducted CPIC queries using other police officers' badge numbers to avoid detection,
− the officer outlined methods of avoiding police detection when involved in drug trafficking,
− the officer withheld information and obstructed an investigation into a kidnapping.

Constable Ioan−Florin Floria appeared in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East this morning.