SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in Mississauga
Case Number: 20-OFD-005
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No Reasonable Grounds to Criminally Charge a Peel Regional Police Officer in Connection with the Shooting Death of Jamal Francique
- At approximately 7:45 p.m. on January 7, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were in the area of Southampton Drive and Aquinas Avenue to make an arrest.
- Officers located the person of interest – a 28-year-old man – in a vehicle.
- There was an interaction and one officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle multiple times.
- The man was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
- publicly report the results of its investigations
Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342