More Toronto-Area Police Forces Are Starting To Introduce Body-Worn Cameras
Peel Region's mayors had been pushing for the move.
Toronto Police won't be the only force equipped with. Peel Police just announced they would adopt the policy, as well.
On Friday, August 21, the Peel Regional Police board passed the motion, which includes a $9 million deal with Axon Canada, the same company that Toronto Police has partnered with.
Peel's mayors, including Mississauga's Bonnie Crombie and Brampton's Patrick Brown,. Crombie said at Friday's meeting: "We’re going to face a lot of scrutiny, so we have to be as transparent as possible."
The move comes only a few days after Toronto Police Services made the decision tostarting next week.
However, the move, particualrly in Toronto, has seen considerable pushback from activists across the province who have been.
Peel Police Dept. Chief Anthony Odoardi did not give a timeline on when the force will.