Valérie Plante says body cameras coming for Montreal police, responding to renewed calls from activists

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, who in the past has resisted outfitting police officers with body cameras, now says the city will adopt them as soon as possible.

Plante also said Tuesday she is intent on improving training for police and drafting stricter rules regarding when officers can conduct street checks, which entail asking citizens for their identification.

The new rules will be in place by the fall, she said.

"It's all part of this tool box that we need to have a better grip on possible systemic discrimination," she said.

Calls for police reform have been growing louder around the world since George Floyd, who was black, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week.

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