The Prospects and Pitfalls of the New Police Oversight Report
Justice Michael Tulloch released his government-commissioned review of the three bodies — the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Officer of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) — that oversee policing in the province on Thursday April 6, 2017. The report contains 129 recommendations to make police watchdogs more transparent and accountable.
Since the release of the Report, Falconers LLP partner, Julian Falconer, and associate, Anthony Morgan, have provided commentary and analysis on Justice Tulloch’s recommendations. Falconers LLP’s commentary on the prospects and pitfalls of Justice Tulloch’s recommendations can be found below:
Changes ‘will definitely facilitate confidence’ in policing and oversight, former SIU head says April 10, 2017, CBC
Human rights chief praises police oversight report’s focus on race and diversity April 7, 2017, Toronto Star
SIU Report April 7, 2017, CBC, Metro Morning with Matt Galloway
Ontario to release full reports of police officers’ use of deadly force, improve oversight April 6, 2017, Globe and Mail