Toronto Streetcar Shooting

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu is seen at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 18, 2012. Chu, who is also the president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, says altering the public's perception of how officers deal with those in crisis is part of dealing with the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police, mental health leaders have national conversation on preventing tragedies

TORONTO - The beginnings of a national framework to train police on how to best deal with the mentally ill emerged Wednesday from the country's first collaborative dialogue on the issue. Law enforcement officials, people who live with mental illness and advocates gathered in Toronto over the last three days to discuss what could be done to avert tragedies involving those in crisis. The conference …

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