Human Rights Tribunal Finds Police DNA Sweep was Discriminatory

In Rights by poladmin

Earlier this week the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the Ontario Provincial Police (“OPP”) discriminated against a migrant worker when they conducted a DNA sweep that targeted him and all other migrant workers in the area. When the DNA sweep originally occurred, in 2013, CCLA was quick to register its concerns, providing a public statement and later detailed submissions to a systemic inquiry into police DNA collection practices.
The ruling released earlier this week affirms CCLA’s position from the outset: that the police DNA canvass, which targeted people for an intrusive police search solely based on

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