CITY OF TORONTO RELEASES REPORT TO ADDRESS POLICE SYSTEMIC RACISM
Aug 11, 2020
By Bob Komsic
A city report spells out over 80 ways to address systemic racism in Toronto Police.
Mayor John Tory says it’ll be presented to the Police Services Board meeting August 18.
”The time for reform is now,” according to Tory.
”And this report will ensure that the reform process beings for real, that we actually begin to implement a number of these things in coming weeks as opposed to even months and years, and that we clearly community to the public as the reform is happening.”
Of the recommendations, the mayor says the most significant include non-police alternatives for community safety, the expansion of the mobile crisis intervention team across all divisions all year long, a review of the current use of force model and expansion of instances where officers can be suspended without pay.
The report comes the day after the Ontario Human Rights Commission report its second report outlining the prevalence of anti-Black racism in the Toronto Police Service.