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OHRC releases report on racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service

The Ontario Human Rights Commission today released A Disparate Impact, the second interim report in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). The report confirms that Black people are more likely than others to be arrested, charged, over-charged, struck, shot or killed by Toronto police. In line with BLAC’s Statement on Policing, the OHRC stated: “The time for debate about whether anti-Black bias exists is over. The OHRC calls on the TPS, TPSB, the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario to take immediate action to address systemic and anti-Black racism in policing and to respect and protect racialized people in Toronto.”

Read BLAC’s Statement on Policing here.

Read A Disparate Impact here.