POLICE BOARD TO MEET ON FRIDAY

June 13, 2016

TORONTO:  The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Friday June 17, 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. 

The Board meeting may be viewed via LiveStream on YouTube by clicking on this link.

PRESENTATION OF TRANSFORMATIONAL TASK FORCE INTERIM REPORT
Two members of the Transformational Task Force (TTF), Ms. Michelle DiEmanuele, President and C.E.O., Trillium Health Partners and Staff Sergeant Greg Watts, Toronto Police Service, will present the Transformational Task Force Interim Report. Copies of the Interim Report will be available at the Board meeting. The work of the TTF is premised on a foundation of openness, transparency and comprehensive public consultation. Members of the public are invited to make deputations on the Interim Report at the July 19, 2016 meeting of the Board, as well as through the many consultation opportunities that will be available over the summer.   
 
QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Board will hear a presentation from the Service and consider a report from the Chief regarding the 2016 Toronto Police Service Audit Workplan. In its Audit Policy, the Board has requested an annual quality workplan which will identify and prioritize audits to be conducted. The policy also states that the plan will identify inherent risks, resource requirements and the overall objectives for each audit.

CHIEF’S ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION INTO THE FIREARM DEATH OF MR. ANDREW LOKU
The Board will consider a report from Chief Saunders regarding the Chief’s Administrative Investigation into the firearm death of Mr. Andrew Loku.  Section 11 of Ontario Regulation 267/10 made under the Police Services Act requires the Chief to conduct an investigation into any incident with respect to which the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been notified.  The report provides background to the incident involving Mr. Loku as well as a summary of the Service’s investigation, including a review of the relevant Service procedures and provincial legislation.  The investigation concluded that Service procedures and provincial legislation “provided the involved officers with appropriate direction and that all involved officers were in compliance and acted appropriately.”


MENTAL HEALTH EXTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Board will consider a report from the Co-Chairs of the Mental Health External Advisory Committee (EAC) providing a status update regarding the EAC’s work to date.  The EAC was established by the Board in February 2016 to independently assess and evaluate the work of the Toronto Police Service and the Board in dealing with people experiencing mental illness.  The report includes information about the meetings held to date as well as information about the EAC’s mandate, selection of Co-Chairs, membership and proposed areas of focus. 

Contact:  Sandy Murray
 416-808-8090