Vancouver mayor apologizes to retired Black B.C. judge wrongly handcuffed by police | Globalnews.ca

Vancouver’s mayor has apologized to a retired B.C. Supreme Court judge who was detained and handcuffed by police in English Bay on Friday. Selwyn Romilly, the first Black judge elevated to B.C.’s superior court, was held by police who were searching for an assault suspect they said matched his description.  Romilly, who is 81, said police were looking for a “dark-skinned man in his 40s or 50s.” “I thought things had changed and they haven’t,” Romilly told Global News of the incident. “I hate to say racial profiling, but I can’t help but think if it was an 81-year-old white man, regardless of the description, they wouldn’t have put him in handcuffs for ‘officer safety.’”

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