TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday October 20, 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 using the following link.
BODY-WORN CAMERA PILOT PROJECT
The Board will consider two reports from the Chief regarding body-worn cameras deferred from its meeting held on September 15, 2016. The first is a request for funds which includes a recommendation that the Board approve the inclusion of a body-worn camera system project in the Toronto Police Service’s 2017-20126 capital program in the amount of $500,000 to cover the cost of a fairness commissioner and other external expertise required to effectively oversee, manage and analyze the project.
The second report is a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Project Evaluation Report which focuses on the findings of the pilot project to test the value and feasibility of body-worn cameras for police officers in Toronto. It covers a numbers of topics, including, planning for the pilot, how the evaluation was conducted, findings of the evaluation, impacts on officers, community, and workload, cost and conclusions.
ABUSE AND MISUSE OF ACCESSIBLE PARKING PERMITS
The Board will consider a report from Vice Chair Councillor Chin Lee regarding the abuse and misuse of accessible parking permits. The report recommends that the Board request the Chief to provide information regarding the enforcement of the use of accessible parking permits, including information about the abuse and/or misuse of such permits, and detailing any challenges being faced by Service members in this regard, as well as possible suggestions for improvements.
RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CORONER’S INQUEST INTO DEATH OF IAN GLENDON PRYCE
The Board will consider a report from the Chief regarding the Jury Recommendations from the Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Ian Glendon Pryce. Mr. Pryce was fatally wounded during an interaction with police officers in November 2013. An inquest was conducted in April 2016 and the jury made 12 recommendations, 9 of which were directed to the Toronto Police Service. This report contains a response to these recommendations, which are focused on the training of officers and calltakers, procedural amendments, and the study of relevant technology. The Service indicates that it concurs with the recommendations contained in the report and is either currently in compliance or taking steps to ensure compliance with these recommendations.
The Board will consider walk-on reports pertaining to the Toronto Police Service and Parking Enforcement Unit’s 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets and the Toronto Police Services Board’s 2017 Proposed Operating Budget.