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Oversight board admits mistakes in G20 policing in light of critical report

Retired justice John Morden speaks about his report on the role of civilian oversight in policing of the G20 summit in Toronto on Friday, June 29, 2012. Morden concluded the Toronto Police Services Board failed to live up to its responsibilities at the June 2010 summit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

TORONTO - The head of Toronto's Police Services Board admits the agency made mistakes in overseeing policing of the G20 summit in June 2010.

Alok Mukherjee says the board is committed to applying the lessons learned.

Mukherjee's comments come in response to a critical report by a retired justice, who found the board failed to live up to its responsibilities.

Among other things, the report faults the board for failing to take an active oversight role in policing the violence-marred summit in June 2010.

It said the board failed to ask questions of the police chief and insist on obtaining information about summit policing.

Mukherjee says the board will review the report's 38 recommendations and ensure "substantive change" is made to enhance its procedures.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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