[WATCH] Police Hearing for Two Toronto Cops Who Mocked Girl With Down Syndrome Postponed

Two police officers who were recorded on a dashboard camera video mocking a woman with Down syndrome had their disciplinary hearing adjourned until Oct. 18.

Const. Sasa Sljivo and Const. Matthew Saris did not appear in court on Tuesday. The woman’s family and supporters showed up at the police tribunal and expressed their frustration over the delays.

“We were told a plea was forthcoming. That did not happen,” Pamela Munoz, Francie’s mother, told reporters at Toronto police headquarters.

“They keep pushing. They keep telling us, ‘You don’t need to come to the next one. Your supporters don’t need to be here.’ They want to discourage people from coming. They want people to forget about it and sweep it under the rug.”

Sljivo is charged with misconduct related to the use of profane, abusive or insulting language. Saris is charged with misconduct related to the failure to report Sljivo’s comments, which contravened the Ontario Human Rights Code, according to police documents.

Munoz previously told Global she was driving along The Queensway in Etobicoke with her two daughters in November when Toronto police pulled her over, claiming she drove through a red light.

But while the two officers from 22 Division were writing her a ticket, they could be heard mocking her daughter Francie on a video obtained by the family.

The hearing comes after both officers issued a written apology to the Munoz family earlier this summer.

“What they said about me, laughed at me, hurt many people,” Francie told reporters on Tuesday.

The family has stated they would like the officers to make a public apology on camera, but Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack said one “would not be forthcoming.”

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