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TORONTO – Today, the President of the union representing the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) transit enforcement officers, urged the public to let an investigation run its course before making any judgments about a months-old incident captured on cell phone video cameras.

An investigation into an incident that took place in Union Station January 30 involving two of our members is currently underway,” said Max Axmith, President of Local 5089 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5089).

“We are providing representation to our members, assisted by our national union. I sincerely hope that the public avoids the urge to rush to judgment. The facts will come out through the police investigation, which needs to be completed,” he added.

The incident in question took place in Union Station on the evening of January 29, 2015, following a Toronto Maple Leafs’ hockey game at the neighbouring Air Canada Centre.

Axmith said the union will not be making further comment at this time, pending the outcome of the Toronto Police Service’s Professional Standards Unit investigation.

CUPE 5089 represents 56 transit enforcement officers and transit fare inspectors at the TTC.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications