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Toronto Police cost over $1-billion a year — and people want to change that

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
To some, the sudden departure of the force's most prominent, reform-minded voice marks yet another trust-eroding crisis in the recent history of the Toronto Police Service. Starting with the G20 protests and moving through carding, the shooting of ...
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"I'm leaving on my own terms," says former deputy police chief Peter Sloly 1:29 - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Sloly, whose recent criticism of police operations in Toronto was seemingly at odds with the service, is resigning after a 27-year career. Sloly, who applied to succeed Bill Blair in the top job last year but lost out ...
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Meet the newest members of the Toronto police

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
In a ceremony draped in history and tradition, 44 new recruits graduated to the ranks of Toronto police last week. The class itself is making history with the highest-ever percentage of women, at 47.7 per cent, one in three representing a visible ...
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Can Mark Saunders lead change in Toronto's police service? - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Toronto Police Service has some work to do when it comes to gaining the public's trust, according to a poll commissioned by CBC Toronto News.

Ontario police watchdog to check on mental-illness help for cops

Toronto Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
In the wake of recent suicides of police officers across the province, Ontario's police watchdog is set to launch a systemic review to examine how police services are handling mental illness among the ranks, and identify ways to help officers before it ...

Deputy Chief Peter Sloly To Retire From Toronto Police Force

640 Toronto News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Toronto Police Services Board is announcing the resignation of Deputy Chief Peter Sloly from the Toronto Police Service, effective February 10, 2016, following 27 years of distinguished service to the City of Toronto and its residents. Deputy Chief ...

Toronto police sell out sanctuary city

NOW Magazine - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“They're reporting 100 people a week, which is about 14 people a day,” says NOII member Karl Gardner, who co-authored a report on the data, Often Asking, Always Telling: The Toronto Police Service And The Sanctuary City Policy, which the org submitted ...

Toronto police's $1B budget breakdown not made public, former mayor says - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
An email from Toronto Police's freedom of information section to Sewell said: "Our office was notified that a 2016 Operating Budget Report (similar to budget reports prepared in prior years) was not requested by the [Toronto Police Services Board] for ...

Latest batch of graduating Toronto police constables approaches gender parity

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Toronto Police Service's most recent group of newly graduated police constables is almost half made up of women and more than one third of the officers identify as visible minorities.
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Pollster finds rapid drop in public trust in police

Toronto Star - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The results come on the heels of what Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders called an “anomaly week” for the service. Along with the jury finding Forcillo guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim, four Toronto police officers ...
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Most believe Toronto police treated differently in justice system: poll - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
When asked to choose from a list of words that may or may not describe the Toronto Police Service, 46 per cent said they viewed Toronto police officers as "hardworking," while a further 42 per cent described officers as "courageous".

Focus on IoT – Ritesh Kotak, Toronto Police Services

IT World Canada - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, technology leaders, and industry influencers to discuss both the opportunity and the challenges ...

City council should reject bloated police budget

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Last November, the Toronto Police Services Board approved a budget request from Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders that includes a significant increase to the force's operating budget for 2016.
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Toronto police release photos of suspect in weekend stabbing

680 News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
During the altercation, the 24-year-old man was stabbed several times. The suspect fled westbound on Adelaide Street West. Police are asking anyone with information to call them. Update: Police initially said a robbery took place but later issued a ...
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Const. Darius Garda fought to get help for post-traumatic stress

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Toronto police are not commenting directly about Garda's death. But a two-page summary of psychological services currently available to Toronto police officers includes a psychological wellness program, which involves visits “at least annually” for ...
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Toronto police release suspect video and image in 'brutal' murder case of Sylvia Consuelo - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Toronto police have released security camera footage of a suspect in what investigators describe as a “brutal” sexual assault and murder of 34-year-old Sylvia Consuelo in her north Etobicoke apartment last weekend.
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Male student, 16, taken into police custody at Toronto high school after BB gun found in locker

National Post - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Police took into custody and subsequently released a 16-year-old male student they believed had a gun at a Toronto high school on Tuesday.

Weekend Newsstand: February 13, 2016

Torontoist - ‎14 hours ago‎
With public trust in the Toronto Police Service eroding, police digging in their heels on issues like carding and the ever-increasing budget, it's become clear to many that changes need to be made.
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Body of Toronto police officer recovered from Lake Ontario near Polson Pier

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Toronto police Const. Darius Garda would never drink and drive. So he drank alcohol then took a cab to the Polson and Cherry Sts.
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Police looking for man who committed 'indecent act' outside Toronto store

680 News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
It happened on Queen Street West at Augusta Avenue, near Bathurst Street, around 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. Police say the man stood outside the store and watched the female employees through the window.