Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Won't Lay Charges against Peel Officer Who Shot and Hurt Man in Mississauga

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SIU Won't Lay Charges against Peel Officer Who Shot and Hurt Man in Mississauga

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SIU won't lay charges against Peel officer

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says there are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against a Peel Region officer who shot and injured a 26-year-old man in Mississauga, Ont., last year.

The Special Investigations Unit says the officer acted in self defence after the man threatened to kill the officer while wearing an apparent explosive device.

The SIU says in November 2015 the 26-year-old man called 911 and said he was wearing a suicide belt and planned to blow himself up because "his people" were being killed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

It says the man was wearing a makeshift imitation explosive device involving a hair clipper and cord.

The SIU says two officers arrived to find the man walking towards the squad car yelling he was going to blow them up.

The officers retreated behind the car and one officer fired five shots at the man, which left him with injuries to his abdomen, thigh and scrotum. …

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