Update: see previous posts – April 30, 2011 Toronto Police Parking Enforcement Officer Charged with Assaulting Man in Police Custody, February 16, 2011 Police Officer in St-Eustache, Quebec Suspended After Slamming Mother Against Car, February 7, 2011 13 Year Veteran Constable of the Toronto Police, Pleads Guilty to Threatening Bodily Harm, January 6, 2011 Ticketed Motorist Accused of Assaulting Parking Enforcement Officer, December 2, 2010 Motorist Jailed for 6 months after Dragging Cop for Two Blocks, August 25, 2010 Parking Enforcement Officers Improperly Parking in “Disabled Parking Zone”, July 21, 2010 Stay of Proceeding (as a result of Police Brutality), June 8, 2010 Drive Away Parking Tickets , May 22, 2010 Road Rage on Canadian Roads
source: Toronto Police Service News Release – July 19, 2011 broadcast time 11:15 a.m.
In Toronto there are over 304 Parking Enforcement Officers working for the Toronto Police Services. They are paid an average annual salary over $50,000.00 a year.
Toronto’s Parking Enforcement Officer’s issue about 98% of the 2.8 million parking tickets each year. About 307,000 motorists dispute these tickets and go to trial.
Often those who receive tickets feel a sense of outrage and feel that they have been unjustly treated. As a result, parking enforcement officers often receive abuse from those who feel mistreated.
On Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:35 p.m. police responded to a call for a “personal injury collision” in the College St/Bellevue Ave area.
Police allege that:
- a TPS Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) on a bicycle, issued a ticket to an unlawfully parked motor vehicle
- the driver of the vehicle left a nearby building and became upset with the Parking Enforcement Officer
- the Parking Enforcement Officer rode away on his bicycle
- the driver of the vehicle that received the parking ticket both followed and struck the Parking Enforcement Officer with his vehicle, causing him to fall off his bicycle
- the Parking Enforcement Officer was taken to hospital with non−life−threatening injuries
As a result of this incident, police charged 28 year old Roozbeh Nooriafshar of Oakville, with the following:
1) Dangerous Operation,
2) Assault with a Weapon.
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, room 111, at 11:00 a.m.