Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé says improvements to police training are urgently needed.
The findings came in a report at Queen’s Park Wednesday, following a three-year investigation into how police are trained in using force. It began just days after the high-profile shooting death of Sammy Yatim in July 2013. The Ombudsman’s main finding was the Provincial government needs to take more of a lead in preventing police-involved shootings. Improvements to both the type and amount of training officers receive for handling conflicts is crucial in saving lives.
President of the Toronto Police Association Mike McCormack discusses Paul Dubé’s recommendations with Tasha.