40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5G 2J3
Susan Eng, Chair|
John Campbell, Executive Director|
February 19, 1993
Background -- Review of EvidenceIn response to the report by the OCCPS (Junger/Whitehead) the Board decided to treat the testimony given at the Inquiry as raising allegation of misconduct against the named officers and against the chief. At that time, the Board directed its counsel to review the summary of testimony and advise to appropriate action by the Board. On Counsel's advice the Board, at its meeting of November 5, 1992, directed the Chief to consider further investigation and discipline of the named officers and respond to counsel's comments about his own conduct. The Chief's report dated February 15, 1993 is attached for reference.
Police Services ActSection 35(4) of the Police Services Act outlines how Board meetings and proceedings shall be conducted. The Act provides that the board may exclude the public from all or part of a meeting if "personal matters" are being discussed. However, the Act also provides that "the desirability of avoiding their disclosure in the interest of any person affected or in the public interest outweighs the desirability of adhering to the principle that proceedings are open to the public."
It is therefore recommended that while some of the information contained in the Chief's reports pertains to a "personal matter" that the report itself constitutes a matter of "public interest" and that it be placed on the public agends.
Created: August 15, 1999|
Last modified: August 15, 1999
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