Toronto cop who used cocaine can keep job, says court

Undercover officer developed cocaine addiction after death of his father, wounding of fellow police officer
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Robert Kelly, a Toronto police officer who was convicted of using cocaine, can keep his job, an Ontario court has ruled. As reported in the June 8, 2005, issue of

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, Kelly, an undercover officer in the drug squad, started using cocaine. He was arrested in 2001 during a sting operation and charged criminally. He readily admitted he had a problem and said he had developed an addiction to cocaine after the death of his father and the wounding of an officer who was a close friend.