Tag Archives: Police

Building a new response to 911 distress calls in Toronto


“For me, it was very clear that having officers as first responders for a mental health crisis was simply not working, and many times, was escalating a situation” – Asante Haughton “When someone is in crisis, they are already feeling … Continue reading

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A “Disturbed Person” is a Distressed Person


Two years ago today Michael Eligon was shot by an officer of Toronto Police Service because, as the officer told an inquest into three shootings in similar circumstances, that he was “in immediate or imminent fear for his life and … Continue reading

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California police use of body cameras cuts violence and complaints


Police chief Bill Blair’s response to his officers being traumatized by shooting so many  distressed Torontonians is that he wants all his officers to be equipped and trained in less-lethal option-taxers-at an initial cost of $386,000 – or about $2,000 for each … Continue reading

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training police to deal with the mentally ill


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