Toronto police have made a number of changes when it comes to dealing with those in crisis. That includes adopting a “zero harm” approach.
The force has implemented an overwhelming majority of recommendations at the police services board meeting.
They were issued as part of a coroner’s inquest and in a separate report by a former Supreme Court justice on police’s use of lethal force.
45 of the 46 police-related recommendations made in the inquest have been applied, as well as 79 of the 84 issued in the probe by Frank Iacobucci.
New recruits will now receive three more weeks of training to emphasize de-escalation techniques.
Body-worn cameras will also help with officers’ accountability when dealing with those in crisis.