Ontario’s police oversight agencies are going under the microscope.
A series of public consultations on civilian oversight of police in Ontario kicks off today with a forum in Toronto.
Led by Justice Michael Tulloch, the review has a mandate to recommend ways to enhance oversight accountability and transparency.
The panel has already met privately with parties such as police representatives and families of victims.
The webcast forum will be the first of 18 currently scheduled for across the province.
Former ombudsman Andre Marin says the review has a good prospect of success.
Marin adds Justice Tulloch is the right person for the job, saying he has a lot of experience in this field.
Tulloch’s review will look at the three police-oversight agencies; The Special Investigations Unit, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
The judge is to report to the attorney general by March 31.
(with files from the Canadian Press)