Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Chief Seeks Independent Probe into Missing Persons Investigations

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Chief Seeks Independent Probe into Missing Persons Investigations

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Toronto police chief seeking independent probe of missing person cases

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Toronto's chief of police says he's pursuing an independent external review into how the force handles missing persons cases in light of the suspected murders of several men who disappeared from the city's gay village.

Mark Saunders says he hopes a review would consider the force's investigative processes and "take a hard look at systemic issues of bias of any kind."

Toronto police have come under fire in recent weeks for their investigations into missing men who are now believed to be victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old who is facing six charges of first-degree murder.

The force's professional standards unit launched an internal investigation related to the McArthur case on Monday. …

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