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Officer Justified in Shooting Man Who had Assaulted Others; No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Mississauga Case

Case Number: 20-OFI-100

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SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Mississauga

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Mississauga, ON (26 February, 2021) ---
In the morning of May 2, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers responded to an address in Mississauga following reports of a homicide in the area. Officers located the 29-year-old person of interest in a shed in the backyard of a home. Shortly after the man emerged from the shed holding a knife covered in blood, an officer discharged her firearm three times. The man was struck. He, along with others who had been assaulted by the man, were transported to hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are 
no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342