Andrea Horwath's Tweet For Regis Korchinski-Paquet Draws Backlash From Toronto Police
"We can and must do so much better," Horwath tweeted.
"One year after [Korchinski-Paquet's] killing, her family –like D'Andre Campbell's, Soleiman Faqiri's and so many others – is still seeking justice," Horwath tweeted on May 27. "We can and must do so much better."
Ms. Korchinski-Paquet’s death was tragic. Officers responding to 9-1-1 calls from her home were found by independen… https://t.co/itm5bUWDh3— Chief James Ramer (@Chief James Ramer) 1622231787.0
Toronto Police Chief James Ramer — who assumed the role two months after Korchinski-Paquet's death — called Horwath's words "divisive and irresponsible."
The Toronto Police Association also released a statement that called on Horwath to delete her tweet and apologize to Toronto Police for suggesting they were to blame for her death.
Regis Korchinski-Paquet died on May 27, 2020, sparking protests in Toronto and calls for defunding the police. The SIU — a police regulatory board — cleared officers of wrongdoing in her death three months later.
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