SIU probes firearm discharge by Peel Police officer during arrest in Brampton


Published October 7, 2023 at 11:49 am

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The SIU is looking into an incident where a Peel Regional Police officer allegedly discharged his firearm during a confrontation with a 21-year-old man in Brampton last night.

On Friday (Oct. 6) at approximately 8:50 p.m., the SIU say an officer pulled over a driver in the Chamney Crt. area, west of Kennedy Rd., for lacking a rear license plate.

Investigations revealed the vehicle was identified as stolen.

According to the SIU, when the officer attempted to apprehend the man, he fled on foot.

After a pursuit, the officer caught up with the man, leading to a physical struggle where the man reportedly bit the officer multiple times.

The officer fired his gun, but the bullet did not hit the man, the SIU say.

Another officer arrived and used a conducted energy weapon to subdue the man, leading to his arrest.

Following the incident, the man was taken to the hospital, where no serious injuries were found.

As of now, one subject official and one witness official have been assigned, with three investigators and one forensic investigator on the case.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529

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