WATCH: Toronto Police asked to withdraw application to march in Pride Parade
Toronto Police are, once again, being asked to not march in the Pride Parade.
A joint public statement has been issued that concludes with a formal request that Toronto Police withdraw their request to participate.
It's signed by The 519, Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, Sherbourne Health Centre, ASAAP, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and Pride Toronto.
The organizations speak of the Bruce McArthur investigation and how the handling of the case has caused mistrust of law enforcement to deepen for the city's he LGBTQ community.
McArthur, 66, faces six counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of six men.
Some of the men were connected to the gay village and the community describes the handling of missing persons reports "insufficient." Fears there was a serial killer lurking had been raised with police but ignored, according to some friends of the victims.
The statement goes on to say that resources would be better invested in improving dialogue rather than marching in a parade.