Three Toronto police officers who were acquitted of sexually assaulting a colleague in a hotel back in 2015 had even more charges dropped this week.
The trio, Const. Sameer Kara, Leslie Nyznik, and Joshua Cabrero, reportedly had a sexual assault case with the Police Services Act (PSA) thrown out because the complainant could not go through with the process, a lawyer representing one of the officers told CTV News.
This comes after they were already acquitted in a criminal trial back in 2017 where the judge deemed the woman’s testimony unclear saying she didn’t know how much she drank or whether she consented or not.
On January 16, 2015, the three men who were acquitted, and the complainant spent the night drinking and eventually ended up in a hotel room at Westin Harbour Castle.
The complainant said in court that she was sexually assaulted by the three men and described feeling powerless, unable to talk or move.
Advocates told the news outlet that it makes sense the “complainant or survivor” decided she did not want to “go through it once, let alone twice,” when referring to the PSA case.
Still, the lawyer representing Const. Kara said that even if the hearing proceeded his client “would have been once again found not guilty of any misconduct.”
“My client has been subject to a cloud of suspicion and wrongdoing for too long,” he said. “Like anyone found not guilty he is entitled to move forward with his life.”