Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) advocates in Ottawa are calling for better training for police officers receiving 9-1-1 calls and fines for a local woman who called the emergency line on a young Black man who was just riding his bike over a park bridge.

The incident happened July 6, and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has since apologized for the behaviour of its officer who handled the call inappropriately — immediately siding with the woman caller without fully understanding the situation… READ MORE

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