Funding for body cameras for police officers in Ontario and across Canada.

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Funding for police body cameras is what delayed the deployment of this endeavour, as Mark Saunders (Toronto Police Cheif) mentioned. Although some areas within the Greater Toronto Area decided to deploy body cameras in the near future, such as Peel Regional Police, it SHOULD BE MANDATORY ACROSS THE ENTIRE PROVINCE AND COUNTRY. Let’s help encourage this discussion between federal, provincial and community leaders BY SHOWING WE CARE, and so we can explore options of affordability or criticize the current utilization of funds by policing agencies. 

The recent deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Jamal Francioue and Chantel Moore are all “text book cases” of the benefit that body cameras on police officers can have. 

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that a large focus is on Toronto, causing the oversight of other regions across the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and Canada where body cameras on police officers should be deployed and mandatory. 

Body Cameras greatly assist with aiding human rights violations and the judicial system by actually seeing what transpired during an arrest. Moreover, it can expedite investigations by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Not only can it help the general public obtain clarity into tragic incidents sooner, but it also gives police a chance to demonstrate their innocents and avoid unnecessary public scrutiny. 

IF WE GET ENOUGH SIGNATURES, WE CAN ENCOURAGE A CHANGE ACROSS THE PROVINCE AND CANADA. 

Let’s make a change in our province and then across Canada to help combat injustice and obtain clarity.