Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Key Recommendations from Review of Police Oversight in Ontario

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Key Recommendations from Review of Police Oversight in Ontario

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Key recommendations from Ontario police oversight review

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TORONTO - A wide-ranging review of police oversight in Ontario has examined the province's three oversight agencies -- the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission and has made 129 recommendations. Here are some of the key measures suggested:

-- Make coroner inquests mandatory when police kill someone through use of force.

-- The government should ensure effective whistleblower protections for officers.

-- Legislate when police must call in the SIU and officers' obligations to co-operate with it.

-- Force police to notify the SIU any time an officer fires at a person. …

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