Ottawa police officer alleges racial discrimination

Ottawa (CBC): A veteran Ottawa police officer who has won numerous awards and graduated from the Ontario Police College at the top of his class has filed a complaint against Chief Charles Bordeleau and the force, alleging he’s been harassed and denied promotion because of racial discrimination and his previous decision to testify against fellow officers.

In his complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Const. Khoa Hoang, a 37-year-old Vietnamese Canadian officer, claims top executives of the Ottawa Police Service ignored his complaints about continuous harassment by managers and colleagues.

Nearly a dozen officers, including constables, sergeants, staff sergeants and inspectors, are named in his complaint.

Hoang wrote he was living in constant fear of reprisal at work and suffered from panic attacks and depression as a result.

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