Category Archives: Peel

Fifteen-Year-Old Shot by Peel Regional Police Dies

A 15-year-old boy who was shot by Peel Regional Police in Mississauga, Ontario on July 27, 2017, has died of his injuries. The death of the boy, who has not been named publicly as of this publication date, was announced on August 26. Following the shooting by police he had been taken to SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Initial reports claimed that police had been called about a robbery in the area of Creditview and Britannia roads involving three young men.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the unit that examines police harm to civilians in Ontario has said that two of the youth fled while the youth who would be killed stayed in the area where he may have attempted other robberies (a video has appeared which CBC Toronto claims shows the youth brandishing a weapon, real or replica, at a Pizza Pizza worker). He was shot by police around 2 AM outside in a commercial plaza. The SIU has assigned six investigators and two forensic investigators to the case.

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Peel Region Cop Driving Truck Hits and Kills Teen Girl (Brampton, Ontario, June 23, 2016)

A Peel Region police officer driving to work hit a 13-year-old-girl with a truck killing her. The crash occurred in the early evening of Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Brampton, Ontario. The girl was taken by air ambulance to the nearby trauma center where she died of her injuries.

In the words of a neighbor, Paul Dawe: “It’s shocking and it’s going to affect everyone on this street for the rest of their lives. I couldn’t believe it was her. It hasn’t sunk in yet but I’m sure over the next few days it’s going to get tougher” (quoted in Nazareth 2016).

Police did not immediately report that the driver responsible was in fact a police officer. No charges have been laid against the officer responsible.

 

Further Reading

Nazareth, Errol. 2016. “Off-Duty Police Officer Was Driving Truck that Killed Brampton Teen.” CBC News. June 24. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/off-duty-police-officer-was-driving-truck-that-killed-brampton-teen-1.3652257