The Toronto Police Services Board approved a new set of policies about how officers interact with the public, which caused some controversy on Thursday.
The new rules state police can’t stop people at random, nor on the basis of race alone. The police will still have access to data they have gathered from stopping and questioning individuals in the past. That last part is causing many critics to combat the latest legislation, as they say that the information gathered during Toronto’s “carding” is inadmissible due to the nature of its collection.
Many of the people combating the latest rules have said people from racialized communities are more likely to be stopped than others.
“We’ve admitted that we did it wrong in some instances,” Chief Mark Saunders told reporters, referring to the carding carried out in the past. However, Saunders said that information may still hold the key to cracking cold cases and other major investigations.
Anthony Morgan, Associate at Falconers LLP, joins the Morning Show to discuss the latest set of rules approved by the Toronto Police Services Board.