Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey today (March 28th) directed police across the province to cease using street checks as part of a quota system or performance measurement tool. This directive comes after the release of an independent
report on the use of street checks showing that African Nova Scotians are disproportionately represented.
Mr. Furey says the findings of this report are alarming and unacceptable and that immediate action will be taken to correct the issue.
The Department of Justice will invest into mandatory training for the more than 1,900 police officers across the province. Mr. Furey has also called on the African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition, the Human Rights commission and the policing community to develop short, medium- and long-term actions by mid-May.