A young man assaulted by an off-duty police officer wants to see more from the service. In a live news teleconference on August 7, Dafonte Miller slammed Toronto Police, saying they have not shown accountability after he was beaten to the point of losing an eye in 2016. An apology was issued Thursday in a Interim TPS Chief James Ramer’s first briefing since former Chief Mark Saunders retired.\nMiller spoke live on Friday, claiming that a confidential report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) showed that then-Chief Saunders was not informed on the matter for five months.\nEditor's Choice: Ford Just Called Trump A 'Backstabber' & Says Ontario Will 'Kick America's Butts'\n“The chief's press conference and the OIPRD report came as a complete surprise to me and my family,” Miller said. “Sincere apologies are important, public relations exercises are not."\nMiller added that he has never heard from Saunders. "Sadly," he said, "this does nothing to build bridges — they are simply making it worse for me and my family."\nJulian Falconer, Miller’s legal defence, also spoke.\n“What is crystal clear is that the concerns over a coverup are legitimate," he stated. "How it was orchestrated remains a question. That the chief is able to claim ignorance as a defence is obvious.\n"Somebody had to do a lot of work to keep this secret.”\nDafonte Miller did release a comment, through his lawyers, saying: "Sincere apologies are important, publicrelations exercises are not. I believe that true accountability comes from professionals owning up to their mistakes." pic.twitter.com/lCDZnSTJNF— Wendy Gillis (@wendygillis) August 7, 2020\nDuring the apology issued Thursday, the new interim TPS chief, James Ramer, admitted that police were "wrong" not to notify the Special Investigations Unit on the night of the assault.\n“As a result of that decision, trust has been broken between the police, Dafonte Miller and the broader community. For that, on behalf of the Toronto Police Service, I want to apologize,” Ramer continued.\n"I believe that true accountability comes from professionals owning up to their mistakes. I have never heard from former chief Saunders." - Dafonte Miller https://t.co/PNFGhdXKFh— FORM A WALL (@_shireenahmed_) August 7, 2020\nJust one month ago, almost four years after the incident, Michael Theriault, the off-duty Toronto police officer in question, was found guilty of Assault by the Superior Court.\nHe was not found guilty for the higher charge of Aggravated Assault.\ntoronto police officer Michael Theriault has been found GUILTY, and his brother Christian found NOT GUILTY, of assault in the december 2016 attack on Dafonte Miller; both Michael and Christian Theriault found NOT GUILTY of obstruction of justice#HereForDafonte— negro frolics (@DesmondCole) June 26, 2020\nMiller’s case has drawn immense attention and has amplified calls to defund Toronto Police Services.\nLast month, Nathan Phillips Square was filled with hundreds of demonstrators calling on the Toronto City Council to cut the service’s budget.