Vancouver cop blows whistle on systemic racism in the police force


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The debate among police organizations about the existence of systemic racism is complicated.

While there has been much talk about racism in policing since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in 2020, there is still pushback from across the thin blue line. The debate in Vancouver has shown where these divisions lie.

Vancouver Sun columnist Dan Fumano joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss the complaint made by a long-time officer alleging systemic racism in the force, how the VPD has reacted and how the debate, dating back to last year, has put the chief at odds with Vancouver’s mayor.

Background reading: 'Institutional systemic racism within the VPD,' veteran officer alleges

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