WATCH: Mayor Tory admits there are "real concerns" over 3 cops returning to duty after rape trial

John Tory takes a hands-off approach when it comes to the future of 3 Toronto police officers acquitted Wednesday on sexual assault charges

The constables are awaiting word on when they can return from a 2-and-a-half year suspension.

Leslie Nyznik, Sameer Kara, and Josh Cabero have been off work but collecting their police paycheques since the allegations to light, while allegations made by their law-enforcement colleague made their way through the courts.

Superior Justice Anne Molloy raised questions in her ruling about how believable she finds their recollection of that hotel room encounter.

The Mayor says it is Toronto's Police Chief who is responsible for deciding the officers' fate.

Tory went on to say that there is "a higher standard" of judgment that is required of anyone in the civil service, whether they are on the clock or not.

He concedes there are "real concerns" about the 3 officers returning to their duties and being involved in any future investigations of allegations of sex assault.

(with files from Jacob Brown)