SIU Investigating After Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer in Brampton
Case Number: 20-OFD-075
- Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 6, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Sawston Circle in relation to a domestic situation.
- Soon after arriving at the scene, officers encountered a 26-year-old man. There was an interaction which included the discharge of conducted energy weapons by two officers.
- One officer then discharged his firearm multiple times.
- The man was struck. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342