Superintendent Shane Branton Disciplinary Hearings Officer
The Disciplinary Hearings Office performs the duties of the Chief of Police for the purpose of conducting disciplinary Hearings pursuant to Part V of the Police Services Act (PSA) and in accordance with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act (SPPA).
Presided over by a Hearing Officer, the Tribunal is a forum where allegations of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct (Reg123/99 of the PSA) against police officers are adjudicated. All parties, including the subject officer and public complainant, have the opportunity to present relevant evidence, and tender exhibits and submissions in support of their position.
Tribunal proceedings are open to the public unless a ruling has been made pursuant to exceptions provided for in section 9 of the SPPA, i.e. matters involving public security, intimate financial or personal matters. All proceedings are recorded verbatim and become part of the public record subject to the exceptions in the SPPA.
The Tribunal generally sits Monday to Friday commencing at 9 a.m. and there are limited spaces for the public to view the proceedings in person. Tribunal hearings can also be viewed via video conference.The tribunal schedule and links to the video conference are available by clicking the link below. Please note, pursuant to Court of Justice Act, the public cannot record the video conference or take screen shots of the proceedings.
Inquiries about the Tribunal’s decisions can be made by contacting Corporate Communications at 416-808-7100.
Police disciplinary hearings are held under the Police Services Act and are public proceedings held accordance with the Statutory Powers and Procedure Act.
Effective June 3, 2021, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) does not publish appeal or review decisions issued by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission or courts. These decisions may be accessed on Canadian Legal Information Institute - Ontario Civilian Police Commission, or similar platforms.
Any matters ordered by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director or heard by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission will also be posted for six months. Related Toronto Police Service Tribunal decisions will be posted for 3 months, starting October 1, 2023.
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