Terrebonne man accuses provincial police of racial profiling after traffic stop

Terrebonne resident Leslie Blot is filing civil rights and police ethics complaints against two Sûreté du Québec officers, accusing them of racial profiling during an incident last December.

According to Fo Niemi, director of the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), this alleged racial profiling incident is just the latest in a series in the Lanaudière region in recent years.

Since 2018, CRARR has seen some 20 similar complaints involving police forces in Terrebonne, Mascouche and Repentigny.

In this latest incident, Blot was driving his black Cadillac Escalade along a highway in Mascouche on Dec. 4 when he was suddenly asked to pull over.

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