York University researchers reviewed data from 120,000 stops, including race, gender, age, reason and charges
A report analyzing race data from tens of thousands of Ottawa police traffic stops is set to be released this afternoon.
You can watch a live stream of the announcement on this webpage starting at 2 p.m. ET.
The Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project was part of a settlement in the case of Chad Aiken, a black man who was 18 when he was pulled over in Ottawa while driving his mother’s Mercedes Benz in May 2005.
Aiken said he was taunted and punched in the chest by an Ottawa officer in what he called a case of racial profiling.
In June 2013, Ottawa officers started recording “their perception of driver race using the existing in-car computer system” during traffic stops, according to the force.
A York University research team reviewed data from 120,000 stops, including race, gender, age range, the reason for the stop and whether the stop resulted in charges.
Researchers Lorne Foster and Lesley Jacobs will be speaking at the Monday afternoon announcement, along with Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Ottawa Police Services Board chair Eli El-Chantiry.
Source: CBC News Ottawa