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Ottawa Police Hate Crimes unit to investigate after homophobic graffiti found near Mayor's home

Photo: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com)

Ottawa’s police chief says the service’s Hate Crimes unit will investigate after homophobic graffiti was found near Mayor Jim Watson’s home on Sunday.

Peter Sloly announced the investigation on Twitter, adding that such incidents should always be reported to police so they can be investigated and prosecuted.

The Ottawa Citizen reported that the graffiti was found outside the Mayor’s house by a neighbour, who reported it to the police. Watson is openly gay.

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