Racial profiling in policing Essay

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racial profiling in policing

Kenora OPP will test 12 in-cruiser cameras
First time devices used in Canada
By JANET GIBSON, Sun Media
KENORA -- Like a black box in an airplane, it's indestructible. A digital video camera
mounted inside a police cruiser was displayed by the Kenora OPP yesterday, part of a
three-year pilot project that kicks off March

COMBAT RACIAL PROFILING
The OPP will test 12 in-cruiser video cameras in Kenora and 22 in Toronto -- the first
time such cameras have been used by a police force in Canada.

The cameras will help the OPP maintain the highest standards of professionalism, enhance
safety for the police and the public and combat racial profiling, said North West region
OPP commander Supt. Mike Armstrong.

The project was first announced in December 2003, one day after the Ontario Human Rights
Commission released a report recommending cameras be installed in police cruisers to
combat racial profiling.

At the time, OPP Chief Supt. John Carson said the cameras will prove the police don't
engage in profiling. While the Kenora OPP has made a plan to train its officers in the use
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