Police Encounters with People in Crisis

Jul 30 2014

Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci is to be congratulated for the care and attention he has given to the vital issues associated with lethal encounters between police and people in crisis in his recent report and its innovative recommendations. Toronto Police Service Chief William Blair should also be commended for committing to act on the recommendations and not let it gather dust.

Privacy is an important theme that runs throughout the report, especially as it relates to personal health information and the use of body warn cameras by police. The IPC is committed to giving these issues the attention they deserve and working collaboratively with the Toronto Police Service to improve outcomes for people in crisis. Recently, Acting Commissioner Brian Beamish provided his thoughts to the Toronto Star.

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