Tag Archives: Halton

Police Shoot and Kill 32-Year-Old Man in Burlington, Ontario (Sept. 22, 2018)

Police shot and killed a 32-year-old man in Burlington, Ontario early in the morning of Saturday, September 22, 2018. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Ontario, has reported that four Halton Regional Police officers and one Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer were involved in the killing.

According to the SIU, the events leading to the killing started with police looking for someone involved in a vehicular collision. At around 5:30, the SIU reports, police received a call about someone acting suspiciously in a gas station bathroom. No details have been released about what that could mean or why someone would place a call to police about it. When the man exited the bathroom he was shot and killed by police.

Police claim there was a “shootout,” but as we have seen in other cases of police killings of civilians a claim of a shootout is made initially even where multiple police alone are the shooters. In the killing of Hudson Brooks in Surrey, British Columbia, initial police reports suggested a shootout had occurred when an officer was injured. It turned out that only officers had weapons on site and the shooting was police inflicted.

Few details have been released at this point. None of the police claims have been independently confirmed publicly. It has not been confirmed publicly that the man killed had anything to do with the collision that police were supposedly investigating initially.

20-Year-Old Woman Falls to Her Death after “Interaction” with Police in Burlington

A 20-year-old woman fell to her death from a highway overpass above Highway 407 in Burlington, Ontario on Monday, March 6, 2017. The woman was pronounced dead at hospital. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the body that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Ontario is now investigating.

Police supposedly responded to a call regarding the woman around 3:30 PM. According to the SIU there was some “interaction” between the woman and police officers during which or following which the woman fell to her death. One subject officer and five witness officers have been designated by the SIU. It is believed that the Halton Regional Police Service was the force involved.