Ontario Human Rights Commission to unveil policy to tackle racism in law enforcement

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Ontario Legislative Building

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario’s Human Rights Commission plans to unveil a new policy to tackle racial profiling in law enforcement.

The commission says it also plans to announce recommendations to help address the issue.

Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane will unveil the policy and recommendations at a gathering of senior members of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

The commission has previously probed instances of racism in law enforcement, most recently by focusing on the Toronto Police Service.

Last December the commission released a report saying black people are more likely than people from other racial groups to be injured or killed during interactions with city cops.

The announcement of the commission’s new policy is set to get underway north of Toronto later this morning.