The controversy over how Toronto police handled the investigation into serial killer Bruce McArthur launched an independent review of how missing person cases are handled. Lawyer Mark Sandler, the lawyer for this civilian review launched in September 2018, recently dropped by Your Morning to talk about issues coming out and a new anonymous online survey launched to gain more feedback from the community.
The review, having spent the last 14 months examining all aspects of how officers have, and should tackle disappearance cases, has repeatedly heard in ongoing public consultations that missing persons cases have been a chronically low priority for the police services tasked with such investigations. The mandate is to probe an array of Toronto police policies and practices concerning missing persons investigations and determine if they were hindered by systemic bias or discrimination, and produce recommendations.
The anonymous survey will be open until spring, and input from anyone who chooses to participate could be included in the final report of the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations. For more information and to participate in the survey, click here.