CHIEF SAUNDERS VOWS CARDING ''NOT GOING TO COME BACK''
Dec 20, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Gun crime continues to rise in Toronto because of money that can be made smuggling firearms, dealing fentanyl and human trafficking.
Despite the spike in gun crime that’s seen 277 people shot this year; up from 218 last year and under 200 in 2017, Police Chief Mark Saunders says the number of solved shooting has risen to 30% this year from 13% in 2018.
Yet during a year-end news conference, Saunders vowed there will not be a return to the controversial practice of carding.
”It is simply unlawful policing. So, ‘A’ it’s not going to come back, but I will say it’s caused us to raise the bar. When it comes to gathering intelligence, we’ve utilized other tools,” Saunders said.
The chief adds officers have become more ”surgical” and increased information sharing has also resulted in more cases being solved.