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EXCLUSIVE: Police board given chief’s report on officers’ suicides

A report by the police chief on the suicide deaths of two Toronto officers has been submitted to the Toronto Police Services Board on Friday, CityNews has learned.

But board chair Alok Mukherjee, who requested the report, told CityNews he wants more detailed information about the two men, Const. Clint Cibulis, who hanged himself at his home in March, and Sgt. Richard “Bucky” Rogers who hanged himself last month.

“I’ve asked a couple of questions and more information will be provided,” he said.

Rogers’ widow, Heidi, who buried her husband on Friday, called the confidential report a joke.

“I don’t have any positive expectations whatsoever,” she said from her home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. “They have never in any way attempted to reach out to us to find out our side what happened. So it has to be a completely one-sided report. It’s a bit of a joke really.”

She said that no one from the police service has contacted her family since his death. “Not once ever.”

Rogers says her husband was bullied, humiliated and degraded by his supervisors for trying get help for his mental health issues. In his suicide note, he blamed the Toronto Police Service for his death.

“They are supposed to serve and protect,” she said. “Well they’re only protecting their own interests.”