TORONTO, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - The Independent Civilian Review into
Matters Relating to the G20 Summit has completed its public hearings
and will now move to the next stages of its work, including obtaining
internal documents from the Toronto Police Service and then conducting
interviews of key individuals.
On June 1, 6, and 13, 2011, the Review held three public hearings in
Toronto. A number of individuals and organizations offered insight
specifically on the Review's Terms of Reference and generally, on the
role civilian oversight should play concerning the policing of major
events, like the G20 Summit. The Review wishes to thank members of the
public for their thoughtful input and ideas. The Review will continue
to accept written submissions from members of the public until July 13,
2011. The submission form can be found on the Review's website: www.g20review.ca.
In addition, for the last several months, the Review has been examining
thousands of documents in the Toronto Police Service's possession in
order to identify which documents are relevant and require further
review. In the next two weeks, the Review will submit its request for
information to the Toronto Police Service for documents that relate to
its Terms of Reference. The Review will then engage in a close analysis
of the documents produced, and conduct interviews of the Chief of
Police and members of the Police Services Board.
Once the document review phase is complete, the Review will provide an
estimate as to when its final report and recommendations will be
provided to the Board. The Review remains committed to conducting a
thoughtful analysis of available information, and providing a report as
soon as possible.
About the Review
The Independent Civilian Review into Matters Relating to the G20 Summit
was launched by the Toronto Police Services Board on September 23,
2010, as an independent, arms-length entity. The Review will examine
issues concerning the role the Board played with respect to the
policing of the G20 Summit that was held in Toronto on June 25-27,
2010. The Review will also examine the role played by the Toronto
Police Service during the G20 Summit, with a view to determining
whether the plans developed and implemented were adequate and effective
for policing of the Summit. The Board appointed the Honourable John W.
Morden, a former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, to conduct the
Review and provide a report and recommendations.
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