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York Region police officer sentenced to 7.5 years in jail after corruption investigation – Toronto



A York Regional Police officer has been sentenced to jail after he was convicted on eight corruption-related expenses.

In a press release issued Thursday, the pressure stated 47-year-old Const. Richard Senior has been sentenced to 7.5 years in jail after his conviction in November of 2021.

In line with the discharge, along with the jail time, Senior can also be topic to a 10-year weapons prohibition, a lifetime ban on restricted or prohibited weapons and should submit his DNA.

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The pressure stated Senior has initiated an enchantment from conviction and is predicted to be launched on bail till that course of is full.

The pressure stated a 10-month lengthy investigation started in 2018 after police obtained allegations that an officer was concerned in “numerous felony enterprises.”

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The discharge stated this included the tried armed theft of a amount of cocaine, the theft and unlawful possession of a York Regional Police shotgun, the trafficking of steroids to a different officer, trafficking cocaine, and the disclosing of confidential police data.

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Police say Senior was arrested on Oct. 9, 2018 and charged with “quite a few felony offences.”

He was prosecuted on 14 expenses within the Superior Court docket of Justice, the discharge stated.

In November, Senior was convicted of the next:

  • Trafficking a managed substance — cocaine
  • Trafficking of a managed substance — testosterone
  • Possession of a weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession of a weapon for a harmful goal
  • Two counts of unauthorized use of a pc
  • Two counts of breach of belief

In line with the discharge, Senior, was a member of the YRP for 16 years, and labored in Markham.

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He has now been suspended with out pay.

York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween launched an announcement Thursday, saying Senior’s “unacceptable felony behaviour shouldn’t be tolerated by our group,” including that it’s “not a mirrored image of our hard-working, devoted {and professional} members working every day to maintain our neighborhood secure.”

“We stay dedicated to being clear and accountable to our neighborhood,” the assertion reads.

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