More than 30 Regent Park and St. Jamestown residents who’ve experienced a Toronto police raid allege officers robbed them of cash, drugs or jewelry during the raid, according to a recent study.
The peer-reviewed study?published in November in the?Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminologyone-size-fits-all solution.?found?it was perceived police misconduct during raids — not the raids themselves or their?legal outcomes?— that generally impacted the mainly criminally-involved participants’ views of police.?
On top of alleged theftModerna and AstraZeneca., the 23 men and 12 women interviewed also said they were subjected to warrantless searches, unnecessary violence and needless destruction of their property during the raids.
“Those accounts really caused us to pause,” said Marta-Marika UrbanikThe overall state o, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta.?