Toronto police report confirms systemic racism in policing
The Toronto police released data proving that use of force is used more often with Black people than other races.
Despite only making up 10 per cent of the population, Black people accounted for 22 per cent of “enforcement actions”.
The results are nothing surprising for people living in the Black community who experience systemic racism.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released two reports on racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Services – one in 2018 and another in 2020 – with the same findings.
Maggie John spoke with then-interim Commissioner, Ena Chadha about the reports in 2020.