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Toronto Police Service to Discuss Response to Firearm Related Violence,
Ongoing Investigation in to Toronto shootings

Broadcast time: 06:00
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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The Gun and Gang Task Force and Centralized Shooting Response Teams have been actively investigating shootings in the Thorncliffe Park area.

The Toronto Police Service will hold a media availability today to provide the public with information regarding recent arrests, seizures of guns and drugs and the Service's response to gun violence.

Staff Superintendent Peter Code will be joined by senior officers including from the Organized Crime Enforcement unit.

Media are invited to join the news conference by WebEx.

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

Due to COVID-19 precautions, media may participate online through WebEx. Please email Jenifferjit Sidhu at Jenifferjit for a meeting invitation.

Please note a meeting invitation must be requested for each news conference. Previously-issued links will not provide access.

The meeting will open at 10:15 a.m. Logins will close at 10:30 a.m.

Instructions to join the video conference:

You may 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 must join the meeting using 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 will be invited to ask one question and one follow up.

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