Human rights body and police commission to study street checks, racial profiling

The Nova Scotia Human Commission will work with Halifax's Board of Police Commissioners on the issue of street checks and racial profiling.

Members of the black community raised concerns with the human rights commission, but the CEO of the body decided a formal inquiry was not the best way to handle the situation.

"This did not warrant an adversarial approach," said Christine Hanson. "In my meetings with HRM they would like to know what the answers are as well."