Justice Michael Tulloch has completed his review of the civilian oversight bodies for police in Ontario and will present his report with its recommendations to the Attorney General on Friday.
In a letter to members of the community, Justice Tulloch said he expects that the report will be made available to the public next week.
He noted that over the past eleven months ” my team and I have examined in detail the existing legislation, practices and processes regarding police oversight.
” As well, we have reviewed numerous past reports which led to the creation and evolution of the oversight bodies and engaged in a very extensive and unprecedented consultation process across the province.”
“We have now completed our consultations and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation and your contribution. Your input in this process was essential to the formulation of my recommendations.,” he told members of the community in his letter.
He said that following its public release, he will be presenting his report in five cities to
community and policing stakeholders and he has extended an invitation to members of the community to attend one of the presentations.
“.I am also asking you to extend this invitation to any member of the community or individual who may be interested in these issues.,” he told community members .
The presentations will be held in Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Thunder Bay and Hamilton.
On April 29 last year , Justice Tulloch was asked by the Government of Ontario to
conduct an independent review of. the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC).