No charges for Quebec police officers who killed Black man

No charges for Quebec police officers who killed Black man

The local police officers who shot and killed a Black man in Repentigny, Que., will not face criminal charges, Quebec’s Crown prosecutors’ office announced last Thursday. Jean RenĂ© Junior Olivier, 37, was shot on Aug. 1, 2021 after police were called to his mother’s home in the municipality located just east of Montreal. His mother, […]

Quebec court rules that police must end roving random stop

Quebec court rules that police must end roving random stop

“Racialized communities know that randomness was never actually part of it,” said Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, executive director and general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). “Their communities were disproportionately stopped over and over again.” Lawyers fighting against racial profiling are applauding a Quebec Superior Court decision prohibiting police across the province from making […]

Montreal police racial profiling expert quits amid union resistance

Montreal police racial profiling expert quits amid union resistance

A year after he was hired to tackle racial profiling in the Montreal police force, Alain Babineau has resigned, saying he was “never well received,” and citing “a lot of resistance” from the force’s management, and the police union. “Police culture is extremely resistant to change, it doesn’t matter what the changes are,” said Babineau, […]