Toronto police officer charged with extortion after allegedly threatening person while in unity


A Toronto police officer with nearly 20 years of work had been ordered after allegedly showing up to a home-based unofficial duty and threatening someone over a debt owed to a third party.

Police only const. Lionel Shaun Pioneer 32, home to around 7:30 pm. On April 22 in full uniform, including his gun, firearm and hat. There, police say, Piter allegedly threatened someone who filed a complaint with the force later that day.

Three days later, the police arrested the third party for extortion and threatening harm. The man was later released on bile.

After an investigation by the Toronto Police Service's professional unit, Peters was arrested on May 9.

"On the arrest, his use-of-force equipment, including his service pistol, was found to be improperly," police said in a statement Friday.

Petter, 42, has been suspended from work and ordered with:

  • Threatening to the detriment of injury.
  • Extortion.
  • Breaking trust as a public officer.
  • Careless storage.

Petter appeared in court on Friday and was pending a bail hearing set for Monday at Toronto East Court.

Police say they are continuing to investigate, and they ask anyone with information to call them at 416-828-2800 or leave an anonymous peak with the Crimea stopers at 416-222-8477.

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