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Hon. Frank Iacobucci addresses media on his report: Police Encounters With People In Crisis

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Report: System Can Do Better Chief Bill Blair committed to mobilizing the police and community to ensure recommendations of a report into how police respond to people in crisis are implemented. “This report will not gather dust,” Chief Blair said, of the Police Encounters With People In Crisis, an independent report by former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci commissioned almost a year ago. “It will gather momentum.” “Our goal is the safety of every citizen and we aspire to preserve every life,” Blair said, at a media conference July 24 where he formally received the report. “In every encounter with a person in crisis we are committed to taking every step in attempt to de-escalate the potentially violent encounter and safely resolve such situtations Iacobucci said tactics, equipment and training all factor in when a police officers use deadly force and can be improved. “I believe the death of any human being in these encounters is a failure, for which blame in many situations cannot be assigned and in these cases it's more likely a failure of a system,” Iacobucci said. “Policies and procedures should be designed and exercised with the zero target in mind but, of course, not at the cost of ignoring the safety of the subject, the police or the public.” Read more: http://tpsnews.ca/stories/2014/07/report-system-can-do-better/