07/16/2015 11:43 EDT | Updated 07/16/2016 05:59 EDT

SCOC won't hear case of alleged racial profiling involving Quebec City cops

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of a woman and her two sons who were suing Quebec City and two of its police officers for alleged racial profiling.

Marie-Anne Pierre-Louis, Pierre-Alexandre Laquerre and Pierre-Claude Laquerre were seeking $250,000 in damages.

The three were in a van in April 2003 when the two officers stopped the vehicle.

They were suspended without pay for five days after a police ethics committee ruled they intercepted the van and conducted an identity check on the occupants because they were black.

Two courts in Quebec ruled against the family, prompting them to head to the Supreme Court.