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August 26, 2005
Statement by Mayor David Miller
  
Toronto Mayor David Miller, today, issued the following statement in response
to the murder last night of Delroy George Daring.

“I share the feelings of disgust that all of us have for this cowardly crime,”
said Mayor Miller. "On behalf of the residents of Toronto, I extend condolences
to Mr. Daring's family.”

“Criminals will not intimidate the citizens of Toronto. Acts such as this
strengthen the resolve of everyone to ensure Toronto maintains safe
neighbourhoods,” said Mayor Miller.

The City of Toronto’s Community Crisis and Intervention Support Team will be
deployed to the area to provide assistance to the community. The team provides
crisis intervention to assist a community affected by a violent incident.

The Mayor called on witnesses to this crime or the shooting incident at the
community centre at Parma Court last night to immediately come forward with any
information. “The Toronto Police Service has the support of the City in their
work to strengthen patrols and apprehend those responsible for these crimes,”
said the Mayor. Residents may contact police, or call Crimestoppers,
anonymously, at 416-222-TIPS.

While enforcement is being strengthened in several areas of the city, Toronto
is also working to end violence by helping young people in at-risk
neighbourhoods make choices that improve their opportunities. The City’s
Community Safety Plan and the Advisory Panel on Community Safety support the
goal of violence prevention and the building of strong and supportive
communities by helping young people before they may become involved in crime.

“There remains significant work still to be done in this area and the City will
continue providing services to young people and working with the corporate
sector to provide the jobs young people need to build their lives,” the Mayor
said.

Media contact:
Kevin Sack
City of Toronto Media Relations, 416-397-5277 (office),
416-919-6500 (cell)



 

 

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