SIU Investigating After Peel Police Officer Shot Less-Lethal Firearm at Man in Mississauga
Case Number: 24-OFP-045
- At approximately 2:30 p.m. on January 30, 2024, officers were notified of a person in crisis at a residence in the area of Port Street East. Officers responded and saw a man harming himself.
- An officer discharged a conducted energy weapon at the man. An officer shot an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield at the man.
- The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act. He was transported to hospital for treatment.
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
Kristy Denette, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES