Toronto Police Service
As publicly announced by Chief of Police Bill Blair of the Toronto Police Service on August 30, 2013, the Honourable Frank Iacobucci has been engaged to conduct an independent review of the use of lethal force by the Toronto Police Service, with a particular focus on police encounters with persons who are or may be emotionally disturbed, mentally disturbed or cognitively impaired.
A copy of the Mandate and Terms of Reference for the Independent Review can be found here
The end result of the review will be a report setting out recommendations that will be used as a blueprint for the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in dealing with this serious and difficult issue in the future. The report will be made public.
The hallmark of the review is intended to be its independence. Mr. Iacobucci has been asked to conduct an independent and objective review, to the extent relevant to the mandate, of the following topics:
Members of the public and stakeholder groups with an interest in the subject matter of the Independent Review are invited to make focused submissions regarding the topics that fall within the mandate and terms of reference of the review. Please see the Public Input page for details and submission deadlines.