Racism complaint dismissed against police department
A Halifax police sargent failed to show up for a hearing on her racism complaint against the force, so the Human Rights Commission dismissed it.
Sargent Robyn Atwell alleged in 2008 she was discriminated against on the basis of her race and gender during her career with the force.
Atwell claimed she had experienced racism and sexism since she joined the police force in 1993. She became the first black female sergeant when she was promoted in 2005.