Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief Ian Davidson has finished his internal investigation into allegations of racism by two of his officers.
The investigation was the result of media reports last month which suggested a citizen was arrested because he was black.
He said the allegations made against these officers are unsupported.
?I directed a thorough review of the circumstances,? said Davidson in a news release. ?It is suggested that racial profiling occurred in this incident.
Profiling happens when law enforcement officials consider race or ethnicity when deciding with whom, or how to intervene in a law enforcement capacity. However, this is not the case.
?Knowing the high level of professionalism within our service, I was not surprised that there is no evidence to conclude that racism or racial bias was the basis on which the officers approached the gentleman in question. Indeed, the two officers involved possess high ethical standards and are fine young men??
Davidson had an obligation under the Police Services Act to investigate the allegations.
The investigation is conducted by the Professional Standards Bureau.
At the end, a report is submitted to see if any misconduct has been committed under the Police Services Act.