‘Now we have proof’: Data shows Edmonton police disproportionately stop Indigenous and black people | Metro Edmonton

‘Now we have proof’: Data shows Edmonton police disproportionately stop Indigenous and black people | Metro Edmonton – By: Kevin Maimann Metro Published on

Indigenous and black people are significantly more likely to be stopped and questioned by Edmonton police, according to new data.

Some are calling on the province to end street checks, commonly known as carding, after new numbers showed police are four times more likely to target Indigenous Edmontonians than white Edmontonians.

A street check, in police terms, is when an officer stops someone and collects their information but does not have right to arrest or detain them.

Police are also 3.6 times more likely to target black Edmontonians, particularly men, while Indigenous women are 6.5 times more likely than white women to be subjected to street checks.

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