The head of Toronto’s police union is supporting a move to suspend the use of paid-duty officers at Muzik nightclub.
Two people 26 year old Ariela Navarro-Fanoy and 23 year old Duvell Hibbert were shot and killed outside Muzik nightclub on August 4th.
Despite a large security contingent and a police presence, the shooter was not deterred by the show of force.
The Toronto Police union boss Mike McCormick told the John Oakley show, that paid duty do not set foot in night clubs…
“We are outside to keep the peace and ensure public order out on the street after the club has let out.” said McCormick “And also to have a police presence which would hopefully is a deterrent for such activity, but obviously it doesn’t.”
McCormick went on to say “It’s a suspension until there is an administrative review and a risk assessment. The concern for us, is there a threat to public safety or police safety and we just want to make sure we’ve mitigated all of those risks.”
The Union chief believes this is more than a music or night club issue, this is about a gun culture that is makes people think it’s okay to bring a gun into a private establishment fire off without any regard for the public.
“Until we start addressing that issue, then paid duty and security are not going solve this.”