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Toronto Police Accountability Bulletin No. 93, November 30, 2015.

This Bulletin is published by the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition (TPAC), a group of individuals and organizations in Toronto interested in police policies and procedures, and in making police more
accountable to the community they are committed to serving. Our website is http://www.tpac.ca
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In this issue:
1. Carding: draft regulations
2. Amending the Police Services Act
3. Diverting youth from the criminal justice system
4. The 2015 police operating budget

Final Call: Spots Still Available - Know Where We Stand: Navigating City Properties - North York

Final Workshop for 2015!

City of Toronto's Community Crisis Response Program and Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) are pleased to offer a free workshop :

 

Know Where We Stand - Navigating City Properties

Where:  Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Drive North York - 4th Floor (See flyer for more details)

Time:  9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Toronto police urged to stop immigration 'status checks'

Posted November 24, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star

 

Toronto police regularly initiate contacts with Canadian border officials to check on people's immigration status in violation of Toronto Council's Sanctuary City policy, a new study claims.

Hamilton Police carded the same aboriginal woman 14 times in 1 year

Posted November 24, 2015

Article Source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

 

A 25-year-old aboriginal woman was stopped on the street by Hamilton police in 2012. And then she was stopped again. And again. The same woman was stopped 14 times throughout the year.

In 2013, a 29-year-old black man was "street checked" 13 times.

In 2010, a man, considered by officers to be of Middle Eastern descent, was stopped and questioned nine times.

Justice minister: 'Complete review' needed to address high number of aboriginal inmates

Posted  November 20, 2015

Article Source CTV News

 

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's first aboriginal justice minister, says the only way to address the country's disproportionately high number of indigenous inmates is by putting the whole criminal justice system under the microscope.

"We're committed to taking a complete review of the criminal justice system, and as a former prosecutor, I recognize the incredible representation of indigenous people in the system," she told CTV's Power Play on Thursday.

Hundreds of officers in the Greater Toronto Area disciplined for 'serious' misconduct in past five years

Posted  November 12, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star

 

From a Toronto Star article: A York Region rookie hits his wife with an open hand so hard he ruptures her eardrum.

A Toronto police constable cheats on his sergeant exam on three separate occasions by having his girlfriend, who was also a police officer, radio him the answers.

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Advocate’s Office hosts webinar on Bill 8 and new investigative power

Date(s): 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 14:00

Advocate’s Office hosts webinar on Bill 8 and new investigative power: November 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm (EST)

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