Wednesday, January 25, 2017

'Justice for Abdirahman' coalition calls for Ottawa police race audit - CBC

by  Stu Mills,
Originally published: 

Six months after Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died in what witnesses described as a violent arrest, the "Justice for Adbirahman" coalition called for an independent third-party audit into the diversity of the Ottawa police force.

Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said plans for an internal diversity audit were already underway but stopped short of endorsing an external investigation. 

Dahabo Ahmed Omer, who is part of the coalition, told the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting Monday night that the audit should analyze the role of race in the hiring, assignment, retention and promotions of police officers.