A Peel police officer engaged in serious misconduct by making xenophobic comments while arresting a food delivery person, according to Ontario's Office of the Independent Police Review Director(OIPRD).
Const. Bernard Trlaja accidentally recorded himself making the comments while arresting Massod Masad in November 2018.
"I am of the opinion that this misconduct is of a serious nature," wrote Sylvana Capogreco, the OIPRD's director, in a letter to the Masad family.
Masad was arrested after an alleged altercation at a restaurant where he was picking up an order for the delivery service DoorDash.