Ontario Human Rights Commission introduces policy to combat racism in law enforcement
Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane is seen here in this file photo.
Published Friday, September 20, 2019 10:09AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, September 20, 2019 11:16AM EDT
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.