MORE THAN 80 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TORONTO POLICE IN REPORT ON LETHAL FORCE

Jul 24, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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A report on lethal force used by Toronto police makes 84 recommendations.

Among them is a pilot project that would allow more front-line officers to carry Tasers.

Currently, only supervisory officers carry the weapons.

Another recommendation is that any officer with a Taser wear a body camera.

The report by former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci was prompted by last summer’s police shooting and tasering of 18-year old Sammy Yatim aboard an empty streetcar.

Yatim was armed with a knife.

Iacobucci’s report also recommends that a comprehensive police and mental health oversight body be created – which would help share health care information with police, including a voluntary registry with vulnerable people.

He also called for changes to the mental health system in Ontario, although the former high court justice acknowledged – that is outside the bounds of his report.

Toronto police chief Bill Blair says the report will become a blueprint for change on the Toronto force and the document  “will not gather dust, it will gather momentum.”

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