Toronto city council votes against cut to police budget, for body-worn cameras by 2021 | CBC News
Toronto city council has voted in favour of a series of reforms that could alter the future of policing in the city, including the creation of a non-police response team for mental health calls and a mandate to require all officers to have body-worn cameras by 2021.
However, the changes do not include a targeted reduction of the policing budget.
Coun. Josh Matlow’s motion called for a 2021 police budget at least 10 per cent lower than what was approved this year and to put the savings toward community services. The motion failed by a vote of eight to 16.
The motion for Toronto Mayor John Tory to ask police to implement body-worn cameras for all officers by Jan. 1 passed by a vote of 17-7.
Several councillors had called for a 10 per cent reduction amid growing calls from the…