Peel Regional Police Chief addresses shooting death of Ejaz Choudry
Peel Regional Police (PRP) Chief Nishan Duraiappah is asking the public for patience while the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigates the death of Ejaz Choudry.
On Saturday afternoon (June 20), PRP was called to the area of Morning Star Drive and Goreway Drive in relation to the 62-year-old Choudry, who was experiencing a mental health crisis.
After a standoff that lasted several hours, one of the attending officers shot and killed Choudry.
While the SIU is still investigating, Choudry's family has expressed a lack of faith in the SIU and they are calling for an independent investigation.
Further, several protests have occurred in Mississauga in relation to Choudry's death.
In a statement, Duraiappah emphasized PRP's commitment to serving and protecting Peel communities.
"Loss of life such as Mr. Choudry's and those before him, lead to deep impact that is felt and shared by the responding officers, and all employees of Peel Police who work diligently to serve and keep the public safe in our communities," Duraiappah said.
"We believe in collaboration with stakeholders, partners and communities to work for public policies that will restore the mental health system so that those with mental health concerns, receive the care that they deservedly need," he added.
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