Friday, May 18, 2007

Racism in Peel Regional Police

A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that racism played a significant and improper role in a theft under investigation.  The Regional Municipality of Peel Services Board and Richard Elkington (the Peel police officer) were awarded costs against them jointly in the amount of $20,000.  The Peel police were also required to implement a number of protocols to deal with racism in police investigations. 

The full judgment can be found here:  Ontario Human Rights Commission v. Regional Municipality of Peel Services Board, 2007 HRTO 14 (CanLII)

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