Chambers has made her case at more than 10 different police shooting inquests, including the one for 45-year-old Andrew Loku earlier this month, and says she’s noticed some common themes.

“The police see somebody holding something they find threatening and they give the police challenge … When the person doesn’t drop it, they just keep yelling,” Chambers told CBC Toronto ahead of the release of the jury’s recommendations.

Instead, she would like to see officers first ask: “What’s going on? Can I help you? Is there something we can do? Let’s talk.”