Toronto police at 31 Division begin wearing body cameras this week
December 2, 2020 By Canadian Press
(CP) Toronto police say they will begin using body-worn cameras this week.
Front-line officers in Toronto’s 31 Division will wear the cameras when interacting with the public.
Toronto police say that the cameras will be used when an officer arrives at a call for service.
The camera will also be activated when an officer begins an investigation or interviews members of the public.
Chief James Ramer says that the body-worn cameras are a tool police can use to “create trust and legitimacy” with the public.
The Toronto Police Services Board approved the use of body-worn cameras on Aug. 18.
Toronto police will have 2,350 body-worn camera when the program is completely rolled out.
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