African N.S. community say systematic racism continues to exist within HRP

January 24 2020 4:46pm While a ban on street checks was put in place last year, community activists say two recent allegations of racial profiling show that more needs to change. Alicia Draus reports. ‘ }); } else { var…

Former officer says he was racially profiled by Halifax police

A former Halifax Regional Police officer is speaking out after he says he was racially profiled by police during a routine traffic stop. The incident happened just days before a Halifax woman says she was racially profiled and assaulted by…

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission issues reminder to retailers about anti-discrimination law

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission issued a statement on Wednesday reminding the province’s retailers that under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their race or colour. Jeff Overmars, a spokesperson…

Halifax police Chief Dan Kinsella addresses alleged police assault of Santina Rao at meeting

When Chief Dan Kinsella took the top job with the Halifax police, he knew there were ongoing problems in the relationship between the force and the African Nova Scotian community. Kinsella, who was sworn in this past July, said from…

Halifax police commissioners to receive closed-door briefing on alleged police assault of Santina Rao

The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners will receive a closed-door briefing on an incident Santina Rao says left her with a broken wrist, a concussion and injuries to her neck and arms. Rao, 23, alleges she was physically abused by…

SiRT now investigating allegations of police assault against woman in Halifax Walmart

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog is now investigating an incident that left a woman with injuries after she was allegedly physically abused by officers in a Halifax Walmart. Santina Rao says she was shopping at the Walmart on Mumford Road Wednesday…