Toronto police officer arrested for assaulting and forcibly confining woman

A 17-year member of the Toronto police force is in custody after a woman was allegedly assaulted last fall.

Investigators say a man and a woman got into an argument on Nov. 26, 2023, when the man assaulted the woman and forcibly confined her.

Const. Mustafa Safari was arrested on Mar. 2 and charged with assault and unlawful confinement. He is scheduled to appear in court to answer the charges on April 9.

The 52-year-old, who was last assigned to 32 Division, is suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.

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