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Ottawa police officer defends himself against allegations of racism

An Ottawa police officer says it’s unfair for people to condemn him as a racist simply for discussing race in an online video that is now the subject of an internal police probe.

“It’s crazy to say that because a police officer was talking about race, that it’s racist,” Const. Paul Heffler, a 34-year veteran of the service, said in an interview Friday.


Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt said the video plainly shows Ottawa police officers using racist language. “They’re talking about the white race, white men being replaced, interracial relationships: This is pure racism and it’s the language of white nationalism,” he said Wednesday.

Read Andrew Duffy’s full article: Ottawa Citizen

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