Transit police vow to increase anti-racism efforts following George Floyd's death

Jun 13 2020, 3:07 pm

The police agency that serves Metro Vancouver’s public transit spaces is vowing to do more to fight racism following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police released a statement Friday saying they’re saddened by the horrific circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death, and add the officers involved in his killing need to be held accountable.

The force also said it would do more to fight racism.

“As a police agency, we must continue to educate ourselves on issues of systemic racism in order to ensure we meet our duty to protect all the people of our community,” it said.

The statement talked of the force’s desire to do better, but didn’t mention any concrete steps. It said it would continue to improve training and adjust policies to remain responsive to community feedback.

“Your letters, your online messages, your texts and your voices are being heard. If you have feedback, we are listening,” it said.

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