STATEMENT FROM THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICES BOARD - JULY 27, 2017
Statement by Andy Pringle Re: Mr. Dafonte Miller
This morning, consistent with established practices, the Board discussed the matter concerning Mr. Dafonte Miller with Chief Saunders.
This case is complicated and there have been serious allegations made which everyone is taking seriously, especially the members of the Toronto Police Services Board.
Now that the SIU has completed its investigation, the next and usual step is for the Chief to conduct a Section 11 investigation of this case, pursuant to the Police Services Act, which will look at procedures, policies, governance and conduct in the handling of this case.
The Chief has advised the Board that, due to the fact that there are two very different versions of this case in the public domain, it is important to take this opportunity to have another agency that is independent and separate to conduct the Section 11 investigation. Waterloo Regional Police have agreed to do so. The Board very much supports the decision by the Chief, in the interest of public trust.
The legal process must unfold which means there will be a trial and the outcome of those proceedings will, of course, be public. We must all respect that process and once it is completed, the Board will, as it now does with all such reports, release a public Section 11 investigation report.
At any point at which it is appropriate and legally permissible to provide additional information to the public, the Board will ensure that this is done, to the full extent possible.