FIRST allow me to laugh at the idea …. How do we know our “finest” officers will have the device on when they are beating the crap of a innocent man or women in the streets of Toronto?
Would there be any “discipline measures” in place that will include up to dismissal if they refuse to wear the cameras ?
Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack questioned the recommendation, saying he would rather see police dollars spent on hiring new officers. “We haven’t hired in three years, and with the hard-fought police dollars, I’d rather see the resources put into boots on the ground,”
My good friend the T.P.S Union head thinks the other way around, he put the idea on the trash can already…
The suggested idea may or may be welcome by the board.. we will be watching this isue with great interest..
The pictures are so horrific and only one can expect this to come from a City in the U.S.A but no .. it happened right here in Toronto in 2010 during a peaceful demonstration in front of 40 College St. a T.P.S officer next to high caliber rifle .. a sniper …
One may wonder why high ranking officers were on the roof of the building at 40 College St? directing the snipers …. who to shoot at? Isn’t it Mr Stu Elley on command of this officers that particular day?…One may also wonder who pushes the bottoms at police headquarters the Chief ? or someone else?
Are our young officers learning the bad HABITS of the high ranking officers…. Isn’t time to change the “Police CULTURE” by removing some of those officers who are currently in command ???? in my opinion it should happen sooner than later.
Time will tell…
SPECIAL TORONTO POLICE SERVICES BOARD MEETING – NEW PRIORITY ON INTEGRITY AND ETHICS
Special Toronto Police Services Board Meeting – New Priority on Integrity and Ethics
At its meeting held on March 27, 2013, the Board approved that, as part of the 2014-2016 Business Planning consultation process, it engage the public in discussions about a Toronto Police Service priority related to integrity, ethics, professional standards for its members and enhanced customer service to the public.
The Police Services Act requires the Board to develop a Business Plan once every three years in consultation with the community, and the priorities established in the Business Plan guide the police service in setting measurable goals and objectives.
As a result, the Board will hold a special public meeting to deal with this issue.
The meeting details are as follows:
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West. Council Chambers.
This meeting will not hear or address any specific concerns about the conduct of individual police officers; there are provisions in the Police Services Act which set out the process for dealing with these matters.
Further details, including an agenda and instructions on how to register to make a deputation, will be posted on the Board’s website at www.tpsb.ca on April 18, 2013.
- Well deserved penalty for an abusive cop who thought he can get away with it.. but the Justice said NO. You have committed a crime and for that there are penalties..consequences.. so good luck in you time away from the streets.. People will be relief and walk free from an abusive megalomaniac Cop
- BULLY!.. (update) he is appealing the decision.. hope he looses big time!
NO BAIL FOR BULLY COP… The video is irrefutable evidence he acted grossly against a civilian.
Oh.. Please Pfft… you don’t believe for one single minute we can become friends overnight do you?..
What it needs to happen to restore the faith in the force is firing all those BAD cops who are on payroll with the Toronto Police.
Enough of defending their cases in the courts.. at taxpayer’s expenses… when they are all gone from the force then we can talk about being “friends”. until then Good Luck and Happy trails!!
“This hockey game is absolutely not a good idea and not the way to establish a better relationship between the police and the public,” said Miguel Avila of Toronto Cop Watch, a group that monitors and records police interactions with protesters and is planning to demonstrate at the game. “There is no trust with the police whatsoever.”
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING ON POLICE STREET CHECKS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Special Board Meeting on Police Street Checks to be held on November 18
In recent months, the Toronto Police Services Board has been reviewing the issue of “street checks” conducted by the police (also referred to as “carding” or the provision of contact cards) and has heard concerns raised by the community about racial profiling related to this practice.
At its meeting of October 7, 2013, the Board again discussed this issue and approved a motion to hold a special public Board meeting dedicated to soliciting community input.
As a result, the Board will hold a special public Board meeting on:
Monday November 18, 2013 at 5:00PM
Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street West)
The meeting will be based on two documents: (1) the Police and Community Engagement Review (PACER) Report presented by Chief Blair to the Board at its meeting of October 7, 2013 and (2) a report prepared by Chair Mukherjee on the issue of police carding and racial profiling.
An agenda, with links to both documents, will be posted on November 11, 2013.
Specifically, the Board is interested in hearing answers to questions such as the following:
•What are the parameters that should be placed on the practice of street checks and/or community engagement?
•What are reasonable justifications for this practice?
•What tools can be imposed to ensure that street checks are being conducted only when appropriate and justified?
•What is the appropriate retention period for information obtained through such a practice?
•How can the Board ensure that the community plays a meaningful and ongoing role in evaluating this practice and providing feedback to the Board and the Service?
The Board will consider the input received from the community at this meeting in its development of a policy governing street checks. It is anticipated that this draft policy would be placed on the Board’s public agenda at a meeting in early 2014.
Deputations at the special meeting will be limited to 5 minutes in length; to sign up to make a deputation, please contact Sheri Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-808-8089. In addition, written submissions may be provided by email to this address.
Dear Mr Mayor..
You campaigned on a promise to get rid off the “Gravy Train” at City Hall.. Guess you did not care to look close enough in the Toronto Police Budget.. this is a true and real story that is not part of the daily discussion at City Hall and it must because Taxpayer’s Money is being flushed down the Toilet instead of being put to use in good services for the City of Toronto!!
As reported in the Toronto Star:
Toronto police have racked up $27 million worth of settlements in civil lawsuits since 2000, including dozens for false arrest and use of force.
Mr Mayor it is time to put this Gravy Train to an end!!