Disproportionately higher incidents’ of force against Black, Indigenous people in 2021, Ottawa police say – CTV News

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Disproportionately higher incidents’ of force against Black, Indigenous people in 2021, Ottawa police say – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 202293 Views

Ottawa police say there were “disproportionately higher incidents” of use of force against Black, Indigenous and Middle Eastern people by officers last year.

A report for Monday’s Ottawa Police Services Board meeting looks at Use of Force by officers during the 220,600 calls for service responded to in 2021.

There were 280 Use of Force incidents reported in 2021, involving 322 people.

“Individuals who were perceived by officers to be Black had force used against them 4.3 times more than what you would expect based on their segment of the population,” says the report for the board.

Indigenous people were three times more likely to have force used against them, while Middle Eastern people were 2.2 times more likely, according to the data collected by Ottawa police.

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