Last chance to weigh in on police reform at Toronto town hall

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Torontonians will have a final chance to weigh in on public consultations about police reform today, while protesters are set to take to the streets demanding that the force be defunded.

The Toronto Police Services Board's fourth and final town hall on "police accountability, reform and community safety priorities" is due to begin at 9 a.m.

Late last month, city council voted against a cut to the force's budget, but proposed a series of changes to policing including anti-racism measures and the implementation of body cameras.

But the group organizing the protest, called No Pride in Policing Coalition, says that doesn't go nearly far enough.

They advocate against body cameras for officers and are also calling for the force's budget to be cut by 50 per cent, with the money going towards community programs.

The protest is set to begin at noon outside police headquarters.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2020.