Community Members Denounce Toronto Police Apology

On June 15, Toronto’s chief of police, James Ramer, issued an apology after the service released new data showing Black, Indigenous, and other diverse groups are disproportionately affected by the use of force and strip searches by officers. Beverly Bain, a member of the No Pride in Policing Coalition, made it abundantly clear that Chief James Ramer’s apology carried no weight for her. “This is insulting to Black people. This is insulting to Indigenous people,” Bain said, during a police press conference happening just as the data was released.”What we have asked for you to do is stop. To stop brutalizing us. To stop killing us. To shop carding us. To stop continually stopping us … that’s what we’ve asked for.”

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