Police Chief Mark Saunders Takes Questions on Twitter

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Police Chief Mark Saunders Takes Questions on Twitter

And Torontonians had no shortage of things to ask.

Yesterday, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders participated in a Twitter Q-and-A.

For one hour, he responded to people’s questions with short videos.

The chat was part of the consultation process for the Toronto Police Service’s modernization effort.

In June, the force released The Way Forward: Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto, an interim report created by a task force made up of police officers and civilians.

Through the summer and fall, the TPS held consultations in communities around the city, at which people talked to officers and posed questions to the chief.

Yesterday, the questions poured in with the hashtag #AskChiefSaunders.

Toronto Star reporter Wendy Gillis asked about the recent decision to change TPS cars from white to dark grey.

Writer Desmond Cole asked why Saunders supports police officers being able to choose when to turn their body cameras on and off.

Freelance journalist @marinat asked how the force would reduce corruption within its ranks.

Of course, not all of the questions, some of them very valid ones, were answered.

At the end of the hour, Saunders asked people to go online and continue to weigh in on The Way Forward. The final report will be completed in December.

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