OPP accused of racial profiling
A complaint filed over the Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police collecting DNA evidence from migrant workers during a sexual assault investigation last fall has resulted is being scrutinized by the Office of Independent Police Review Director.
Justice for Migrant Workers filed a formal complaint with the OIPRD on Dec. 12.
Elgin OPP officers and the West Region Crime Unit obtained DNA from about 100 Caribbean migrant workers in the Vienna and Tillsonburg areas during an investigation of an Oct. 19 sexual assault against a Bayham woman.
The complaint claimed the OPP targeted the workers solely on the colour of their skin.