Lekan shares his view on the draft policy about carding in today's Pride News, Canada's weekly African and Caribbean News Magazine.
The draft policy aims to improve community confidence in the ability of the Toronto Police Service to provide non-biased policing, and to ensure public trust in policing through enhancing community understanding of individual rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code and Board policies during police-civilian contacts.
Lekan Olawoye, executive director of For Youth Initiative (FYI), who has registered to run in the October 27 municipal election to represent Ward 12 (York South-Weston) as city councillor, said the policy is a good start.
He said what has been missing recently is that the police were doing their work arbitrarily but the draft policy provides an opportunity for the officers on the front line to have a bit more rigour around who they’re stopping and why they’re stopping them.
Read more here.