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Kingston police investigating racist social media post

A Kingston police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. TWITTER/@KingstonPolice

Kingston police are investigating a video posted on social media that appears to show one neighbour hurling racist slurs at another person in the same apartment complex.

Police said Monday that patrol officers responded and spoke with both parties, and are working towards a “peaceful” resolution.

Police also issued a warning for those commenting on the initial Facebook post, saying “some of those comments were in fact threatening in nature. Kingston police would like to remind residents that threats to cause physical harm online can result in criminal charges.”

Leshia Dixon, who posted the video, said she moved in to the building complex in September and the situation between herself and her neighbour began one month later. She said that when she complained about violence in January – she claimed the neighbour threw two candles at her – police did not offer her a no-contact order.

Dixon also claims that at a landlord-tenant meeting, this neighbour called her the N-word before leaving. In May, a judge ordered the neighbour to leave – but she hasn’t. Dixon says the neighbour told her she appealed that ruling.

In total, she has called police more than six times. In the most recent incident, the one shown in the video, Dixon said that police gave the neighbour a warning.

While Dixon called police, Kingston police said that if anyone sees anything like this posted on social media – a matter that “you believe is a criminal or safety matter” – don’t assume that police already know about it. Click here for different ways to file a police report.