A report suggests Canadian municipal police services do not racially and ethnically sufficiently mirror the diversity of the communities they police. The report argues there are too many white cops, with few exceptions. So what does the Canadian Police Association say about this?
After a Durham Region cop pulled over a white woman and a black man outside of a motel. As an experienced member of the vice squad, the cop knew prostitutes plied their trade at this place. He played a hunch, stopped the car and asked the woman if she was a prostitute, and if she was in danger. She wasn’t. The black man, a former member of Canada’s national basketball team, was her boyfriend.
The cop smelled marijuana from the car and called for backup. The police found a digital scale, oxocodone, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, and marijuana. A judge threw out the case and dismissed the “possession of a controlled substance charge” saying the cop violated Charter rights of the accused by stopping the car without proper cause.
Tom Stamatakis, President of the Canadian Police Association, stops by the Roy Green Show to comment on these stories.