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Two Ontario police forces investigating alleged privacy breaches

May 10, 2018 - 11:01 AM

TORONTO - The Toronto and Peel regional police services say they are investigating two incidents Ontario's privacy commissioner has called potential privacy breaches involving police.

Toronto police spokeswoman Caroline de Kloet says the force's professional standards unit is investigating what the privacy commissioner's office called the "alleged unauthorized disclosure" of a closed-circuit TV image of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna.

The Blue Jays relief pitcher was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Tuesday after being charged with assault.

A privacy commission spokeswoman said Wednesday it was also looking into the "alleged unauthorized disclosure of police documents obtained from the Police Information Portal" involving Peel police.

A Peel police spokesman said Thursday that its 22 Division criminal investigation bureau was looking into the matter, including the source of the documents.

Sgt. Matt Bertram said in an email it has confirmed that the documents — which concern three people arrested for cocaine possession in 2016 — were not accessed or provided by any Peel police employee.

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