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Media Advisory,
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 11 a.m.,
Inspector Joe Matthews provides update on 2018 playground shooting arrest and other active investigations,
Toronto Police Headquarters, Media Gallery

Broadcast time: 09:15
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

42 Division

Case #: 2018-1081199

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 11 a.m., Inspector Joe Matthews, from the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, will provided an update on the arrest of a man wanted for the 2018 shooting, which took place at a playground in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area.

Updates on other active investigations will also be mentioned.

The news conference will be available on the Bell TOC and live-streamed on YouTube.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, media may join online through WebEx. Please email Constable Caroline de Kloet at for a meeting invitation.

Please note a meeting invitation must be requested for every news conference.

Previously-issued links will not provide access.

The meeting will open at 10:30 a.m. Logins will close at 10:55 a.m.

Instructions to join the video conference:

You can use a desktop computer, an iOS, or Android device to join the meeting. For best user experience, we suggest downloading the WebEx Meet app to your mobile device (phone or tablet).

Please do not simply call into the meeting. For best results, and to avoid audio issues, media need to enter the meeting through a computer or via the mobile app.

1. Attach a wired headset
2. Using your device, click on the meeting number to join the meeting
3. In the “Name” field, enter your first and last name and your media outlet
4. Click the Join Meeting button
5. If on a desktop, the meeting will prompt you to connect audio and video
a. Select Audio Connection
i. Choose “Call Using Computer" from the dropdown menu
b. Select Video Connection
i. Choose “No Video” from the dropdown menu
c. Click more options (below audio connection info)
d. Click test to hear speaker audio
e. Speak to view microphone volume
f. Click okay
6. Click the Connect Audio button

Meeting Protocol:

Upon entering the meeting, you will be automatically muted.

We will do a roll call in advance of the meeting start time to perform an audio check with each participant.

If you wish to ask a question, please click the hand icon to raise your hand (it will turn blue).

You will be placed in queue and called by name and outlet when it's your turn.

When you are called on, you will be unmuted by the moderator. Do not touch your mute/unmute button. You can ask one question and one follow up.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Joe Matthews, Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, Organized Crime Enforcement Unit