Toronto cop who fired 23 bullets into car docked a week’s pay

The Toronto officer convicted for misconduct after firing 23 rounds into a stationary car in the Distillery District has been sentenced to seven days’ docked pay at a police disciplinary tribunal.

Last fall, Const. Tash Baiati pleaded guilty to one count of insubordination in the incident, which took place on Sept. 16, 2015, when he opened fire, at midday, into the hood of a stolen silver sedan near Parliament St. and Mill St. following a car chase.

Baiati, a Toronto police officer of eight years, was captured on video repeatedly firing his gun into the engine compartment of a car driven by Edward Skotnicki, 60, who has a lengthy criminal record and a history of dangerous car chases, although officers did not know his identity at the time.