On December 10, 2018, Human Rights Day, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released A Collective Impact, the OHRC’s interim report on its inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). A Collective Impact provides findings relating to Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigations of TPS use of force resulting in serious injury or death, describes the lived experiences Black communities have shared during the OHRC’s community engagement, and offers a review of legal decisions.
The OHRC has serious concerns about racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black people by the TPS in use of force; stops, questioning and searches; and charges. For example, between 2013 and 2017, according to data obtained from the SIU, a Black person was nearly 20 times more likely than a White person to be involved in a fatal shooting by the TPS.
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on March 28th, 2019. The webinar recording can be accessed via the link below: