Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Clears Three Peel Police Officers in Fatal March Shooting

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Clears Three Peel Police Officers in Fatal March Shooting

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Three Peel officers cleared in fatal shooting

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says there are "no reasonable grounds" to charge three Peel Region police officers in the fatal shooting of a Mississauga man on March 20.

Just after 4 p.m. that day, a resident of a townhouse complex called police to report that a neighbour had made a death threat and threw a knife at her.

When officers tried to arrest the female neighbour, her 22-year-old son appeared with a large kitchen knife.

The Special Investigations Unit says the man resisted arrest, a struggle ensued, and two officers were wounded with the knife and the man's mother struck an officer on the back of the head with a metal pot.

The man slipped free and ran away, but returned with the knife and screamed at the officers to release his mother. …

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