Saunders to provide update on how police dealing with people in crisis
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:45AM EDT
Toronto's police chief is set to lay out what has changed in the way officers deal with those in crisis in the wake of two reports that called for sweeping reforms.
Dozens of recommendations were listed as part of a coroner's inquest and in a separate report by a former Supreme Court justice on the force's use of lethal force.
Chief Mark Saunders is scheduled to give the Toronto Police Board an update on how the recommendations have been implemented.
Toronto police say 45 of the 46 police-related recommendations made in the inquest have been applied, as well as 79 of the 84 issued in the probe by Frank Iacobucci.
The Iacobucci report was sparked by the killing of a teenager on an empty streetcar two years ago.
The coroner's inquest, meanwhile, looked into the deaths of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis and Michael Eligon, who all had mental health issues when they were shot by police.