Ontario Human Rights Commission unveils policy tackling racial profiling

Framework is first of its kind in Canada
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/23/2019
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Toronto police officers patrol the streets on Sept. 14. Elena Berd/Shutterstock

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario's Human Rights Commission says racial profiling in law enforcement is profoundly harmful.

It says the police practice hurts black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.

The commission today released a new policy on eliminating racial profiling called Under Suspicion.

It says it's the first such policy in the country.

Recommendations include acknowledging the problem, collecting data on police stops and independent accountability.

It also calls for officers to wear body cameras.

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