In April 2018, West Coast LEAF submitted recommendations to BC’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to inform the development of provincial standards and policies on unbiased policing.

West Coast LEAF recognizes the profound risks and harms that bias in police conduct creates for people who experience systemic injustices, including Indigenous people, undocumented migrants, people with mental health issues, people who use illegal drugs, racialized people, and people who have experienced gender-based violence. Our recommendations include measures to improve investigative practices, community relationship-building, training for officers, accountability mechanisms, and more.

Read our submission here.