Community encouraged to attend consultation sessions on police conduct

Chief MARK SAUNDERS
By Admin 17.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Community members are being encouraged to attend consultation sessions Toronto Police are conducting across the city as it seeks to ensure that the Service is keeping pace with changing needs and expectations. The Transformational Task Force (TTF) …

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Changing policing in Toronto

By Patrick Hunter 22.06.2016

By PATRICK HUNTER The Way Forward is the bold title of the interim report by the Transformational Task Force designed to change how policing works in Toronto. It is co-chaired by the Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) …

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Task force recommends disbanding TAVIS, closing of police stations

By Admin 22.06.2016

By TOM GODFREY The heavy-handed Toronto Police TAVIS unit whose officers have long been accused of harassing youth from high-risk communities could soon be history following the release of a report that also recommends the force shut down six stations …

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TPSB seeks community’s input on carding ban

By Admin 04.11.2015

By TOM GODFREY The Toronto Police Services Board is seeking comments online from members of the community as it reviews the Ontario government’s draft regulations to ban the carding of Black youths by police. The regulations, that will take effect …

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Provincial government analyzing carding feedback

By Tom Godfrey 14.10.2015

By TOM GODFREY Ontario government officials are reviewing feedback received from the public consultations on carding as they draft a new street checks policy to take effect in two months. Some community workers said officials of the Ministry of Community …

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Refusal to address carding angered Barbara Hall

By Tom Godfrey 23.09.2015

Former Toronto mayor and human rights activist Barbara Hall said she was disappointed and speechless that police and city officials refused to address an anti-carding policy and handed it over to the province.

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TPSB looks at non-lethal use of guns for cops

By Tom Godfrey 26.08.2015

Members of the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) did not have to deal with the controversial issue of carding for the first time in a while at their meeting last week.

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Cops urged to expand use of body-worn cameras

By Tom Godfrey 22.07.2015

Members of the community are applauding a move by retiring Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee for the expanded use of body-worn cameras by officers to capture more of their daily interactions with the public.

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Pringle’s reappointment to police board criticized

By Tom Godfrey 16.07.2015

Some members of the community are warning that racial profiling and carding issues will take a back seat now that Andy Pringle has been re-elected to the Toronto Police Services Board.

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Mayor Tory: When deeds fail to reflect words

By Patrick Hunter 08.07.2015

If it hasn’t become obvious by now, one of my impressions of Mayor John Tory is that he loves to talk. He has to give a dissertation with every answer. The problem with that is what he says is not always reflected in what he does.

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