June 11, 2020 Update: Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Brampton
(11 June, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal police-involved shooting of 26-year-old D’Andre Campbell in Brampton on April 6, 2020.
The four Peel Regional Police officers who were designated as witness officers have been interviewed. In addition, SIU investigators have interviewed family members – four in all. The subject officer was invited for an interview, but he has not yet submitted to the interview nor has he provided his notes. Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 267/10 of the Police Services Act, subject officers cannot be legally compelled to present themselves for an interview with the SIU and they do not have to submit their notes to the SIU.
From the scene, SIU investigators recovered a knife, two conducted energy weapons and firearm-related evidence. The SIU also took possession of the subject officer’s firearm. Many of these items of evidence were submitted to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for analysis. A post-mortem was conducted, and the SIU is awaiting the report.
The SIU appreciates the public interest in this case and is doing what it can to get answers to the public as quickly as possible while ensuring that the integrity of the investigation is not compromised.
If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information: siu.on.ca/en/apc.php
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
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