When Police Kill: Police Use of Force in Montreal and Toronto

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The public debate in recent years regarding the excessive use of force by the police in Canada, and the high number of visible minorities killed by police, has caused many to accuse the police of racism. When Police Kill explores these issues and well as the public controversy that surrounds them. It contains an analysis of mainstream media that points to their reliance on official police versions of incidents, a look at the lack of clarity in the Criminal Code sections pertaining to police use of force and the wide discretionary powers granted to the police allowing for the targeting of minority groups, and options for citizen-initiated action.

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Gabriella Pedicelli holds an undergraduate degree in sociology at Concordia University and a Master's degree in criminology at the University of Ottawa. She completed her police training at Quebec's Nicolet Training Academy.

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