Toronto Police Officer Breaks Down While Testifying About Alleged Workplace Harassment

Red Wall

Posted on November 28, 2016

Toronto police constable Heather McWilliam broke down on the witness box as she testified about alleged sexual harassment at a Human Rights Tribunal hearing Friday.

She told vice-chair Jo-Anne Pickel that Sgt. Angelo Costa allegedly tried to force his tongue into her mouth at an after-work function.

“I was disgusted. I was humiliated. No one around me, not one supervisor said or did anything,” she said.

In 2014, McWilliam filed a human rights complaint alleging she was the victim of sexual workplace harassment for nearly eight years by her supervisors at Toronto Police’s 23 Division. She argues that the Toronto Police Service is a “poisoned environment.”