Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 62-year-old man in crisis in his Brampton, Ont, home.
The Special Investigations Unit says Peel Regional Police officers shot and killed Ejaz Choudry after he moved toward them with a kitchen knife.
The SIU says Choudry was in mental distress on June 20, 2020, and had grabbed a large kitchen knife and locked himself inside his home.
The unit says Peel tactical officers breached the back door of his home on the balcony of his second-floor apartment.
The SIU says the officers tried to subdue Choudry by firing a stun gun and rubber bullets at him.
It says an officer then fatally shot Choudry.
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