TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday May 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium, 40 College Street. Copies of the agenda are available on the Board’s website at www.tpsb.ca, from the Board office and limited copies will be available at the meeting.
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PRESENTATION ON USE OF C8 CARBINE RIFLES
The Board will hear a presentation from the Service with respect to the use of C8 carbine assault rifles. This presentation is a response to a previous request by the Board and will include an identification of the benefits of the C8 carbine assaults rifles as compared to shotguns as well as the details of the training, the quantity purchased as well as how they will be assigned throughout the Service. The Chief will also provide a report on the results of a review of previous communications in order to correct any misunderstandings by the public about the differences between the rifles and the shotguns.
REPORT FROM CITY’S AUDITOR GENERAL: FOLLOW-UP OF PREVIOUS AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Board will consider a report from Ms. Beverly Romeo-Beehler, Auditor General, City of Toronto, which provides the results of the 2016 audit recommendation follow-up process to determine the implementation status of audit recommendations made by the Auditor General to the Board. As the report indicates, since 1999, the Auditor General has provided 14 audit reports to the Board, and recommendations from 12 of these have been fully addressed. Outstanding recommendations have been identified in the report and will be reassessed next year.
ANNUAL REPORT: CORPORATE RISK MANAGEMENT
The Board will consider a report from the Chief containing the 2015 Corporate Risk Management Annual Report. This report contained information about public complaints, civil litigation, charges under the Police Services Act, use of force, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and suspect apprehension pursuits. The report also includes achievements by Service members as recognized through Service Awards. The Annual Report for 2015 shows, among other things, a decrease in public complaints received, a decrease in the number of police officers facing Police Services Act charges, an increase in the number of Use of Force incidents, and an increase in the number of incidents in which the Special Investigations Unit invoked its mandate.
INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF IAN GLENDON PRYCE – VERDICT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Board will consider a report from Mr. Glenn Chu, City of Toronto – Legal Services, with respect to the jury verdict and recommendations in the inquest into the death of Ian Glendon Pryce, who was shot by members of the Emergency Task Force in November 2013. The jury made 12 recommendations directed at various parties, related to a number of subject areas including training, revisions to procedures, legislation and potential research studies. In his report, Mr. Chu recommends that the Board request a report from the Chief in relation to the feasibility, usefulness and implementation of those recommendations directed to the Toronto Police Service.