Ottawa police have apologized for how they handled an incident where a white woman called 911 on a Black man in a park, leading the operator to tell the man he’s intimidating the woman.
The incident was posted on Twitter and shows a woman walking by a lone man while describing him on the phone to a 911 operator.
The man’s lawyer, Michael Spratt, told Newstalk 580 CFRA that the incident is an example of “the weaponization of 911.”
“This is exactly the type of situation that can lead to dangerous and deadly encounters with the police that disproportionately impact racialized individuals and Black men,” he said.
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