Court agrees with CCLA that police background checks require oversight

In Rights by poladmin

On February 27, 2023, the Divisional Court in Ontario released its decision in Khorsand v. Toronto Police Services Board. The CCLA was an intervenor in the case. The Court held that a police force can be required to provide reasons why an individual does not pass an employment background check and allow them to dispute those reasons. The Court agreed with the CCLA’s argument that a reason why court oversight is required is that systemic racial discrimination can influence a police background check. 
Mr. Khorsand applied to be a Special Constable, a role like a police officer,

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