February 26, 2019 11:56 am
Updated: February 26, 2019 1:15 pm

Illness delays hearing for Toronto cop who arrested, freed Bruce McArthur in 2016

WATCH ABOVE: Sgt. Paul Gauthier, facing misconduct charges relating to an arrest and release of Bruce McArthur in 2016, has called out Toronto Police Services for making him their “scapegoat.” In a written letter Gauthier says his employer has effectively set him up as the fall guy. Caryn Lieberman reports. (Feb. 6)

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TORONTO – A disciplinary hearing for a Toronto police officer involved in the 2016 arrest and release of serial killer Bruce McArthur has been put over until April.

The prosecution indicated Sgt. Paul Gauthier is requesting an indefinite adjournment due to an unspecified illness.

READ MORE: Bruce McArthur case: Toronto police detective charged with neglect of duty, insubordination


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Full details of the accusations against Gauthier, who is charged with insubordination and neglect of duty, have yet to be released at the police tribunal.

However, his lawyer says they relate to alleged failures in dealing with a man who complained in 2016 that McArthur had tried to strangle him.

READ MORE: ‘Set me up to be their fall guy’: Toronto cop facing misconduct charges over McArthur arrest calls out TPS

It would take until January 2018 before McArthur was finally arrested and charged with killing men with ties to Toronto’s gay village.

McArthur pleaded guilty earlier this year to eight counts of first-degree murder.

WATCH: ‘It’s an employee, employer situation’: Saunders on Sgt. Gauthier

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