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Toronto police won't order any more grey cop cars

Who likes the Toronto Police Service's new monochromatic patrol cars? Not very many people, apparently. Yesterday, city council voted in favour of a motion asking TPS to keep its existing red, white and blue colour scheme in the wake of numerous residents voicing concern over the stealth-like vehicles.

The TPS seems to be listening. In a news statement this afternoon, Police Chief Mark Saunders says the force will be stopping the rollout of its new-look cars.

"As I meet with the people of the city at many events, including numerous town halls, among the subjects that are raised, the new look of our police cars has come up often. There are people who like them. There are people who don't like them," said Chief Saunders in a statement.

"The concern that has been expressed has convinced me that further work is necessary. I have decided to stop the rollout of the new-look police cars immediately. We will not be ordering any new gray police cars. We will set up opportunities for consultation, before we go any further," he continued.

Photo via the TPS.


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