Last edited: December 18, 2004

Fantino Attacks Requirement for Officers to Take Gay Sensitivity Training

580 CFRA News Talk Radio, December 18, 2004
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By Josh Pringle

Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino is attacking a legal settlement that requires officers to take more gay and lesbian sensitivity training.

Fantino calls it an unnecessary overreaction.

The agreement, signed between the Toronto Police Services Board and seven complainants and approved by the Ontario Human Rights Commission on Friday, closes the book on a raid on a female bathhouse by police more than four years ago.

The board promises to develop new training programs for officers of all ranks on dealing with gay, lesbian and transgendered people.

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