Street checks

Halifax police will continue to do what are called street checks despite a lack of proof they are effective.

The force has released data from the past 11 years showing that blacks are three times more likely to be stopped by police and checked out, based on their percentage of the population. A researcher says there’s no proof these checks are effective in lowering crime in HRM.

Police management, however, says there’s anecdotal evidence they are effective so they will continue them.