کینیڈا میں پولیس کی فائرنگ سے پاکستانی نژاد شہری جاں بحق ہو گیا۔ٹورنٹو میں رہائش پزیز اعجاز احمد چوہدری ذہنی مریض تھا اور ادویات نہ لینے پر اہل خانہ نےپولیس کی مددطلب کی تھی۔
پولیس اہلکار اعجاز چوہدری کے اپارٹمنٹ میں داخل ہوئے تو اس کے ہاتھ میں چھری تھی جسے دیکھ کر اہلکاروں نے اس پر فائرنگ کر دی اور وہ جاں بحق ہو گیا۔
پولیس کارروائی پر پاکستانی کمیونٹی نے شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے جب کہ پولیس نے اپنے اہلکاروں کے خلاف تفتیش کا آغازکر دیا ہے۔
Family identifies man, 62, who was shot and killed by police in Mississauga as SIU investigates
62-year-old Pakistani origin Canadian national, Ejaz Choudry killed by Police in Mississauga, Canada, by Mississauga Police. This happened in Malton on June 21, 2020.
The police were called because a man was suffering a mental health crisis (schizophrenia). So what did the police do? They climbed a ladder, entered the apartment from the balcony and opened fire on the man, shooting him multiple times.
They shot him in the back. Then they hopped in their tactical van and drove off.
A friend of Ejaz Choudry told that Choudry was a regular in the local masjid, and while he suffered from schizophrenia, he was non-violent.
The province’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a 62-year-old man who was shot by a Peel Region police officer in Mississauga on Saturday evening.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said that officers were called to an apartment unit at 3425 Morning Star Dr., near Goreway Drive, at about 5 p.m. to “check on the well-being of a man.”
Peel police Const. Sarah Patten said the initial call reported that the man was suffering from a medical condition and not taking his medication.
Patten said the man, who was alone in the unit, was in a “state of crisis” and believed to have weapons on him in his residence.
Muhammed Choudry said the victim was his uncle and he suffered from schizophrenia and other illnesses.
“He was a harmless man,” he said, adding that his uncle was “not a threat.”
Video of Police’s Action posted on Twitter
A video taken by a bystander on Saturday night, which was posted by Mississauga Imam Ibrahim Hindy on Twitter, shows tactical units entering the second-floor unit through the balcony.
Three officers are seen kicking open the door and yelling into the residence.
A series of gunshots can be heard before all three officers enter the apartment.
WARNING: This video contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing.
WATCH |Video of tactical officers entering an apartment unit in Mississauga:
The SIU release said that uniform and tactical officers, as well as officers with the force’s K9 unit, responded to the incident and communicated with the man, who had barricaded himself inside the residence.
Patten said officers were in constant communication with the man until just before 8 p.m., and then “no further communication was able to be made.”
“The state of crisis that he was in and the belief that he had access to weapons, yes, we believe that he was a danger to himself,” Patten told reporters Saturday night.
Due to his “extensive medical history” and lack of communication for almost 15 minutes, she said, officers made the decision to enter the residence “to check on his well-being.”
Once police entered the apartment unit, “an interaction occurred which included officers deploying a conducted energy weapon at the man, as well as firing plastic projectiles from an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield,” the SIU release said.
“When these had no effect, an officer discharged a firearm and the man was struck.”
He died at the scene shortly after.
Peel police told CBC Toronto Sunday that a crisis negotiator was contacted, but officers decided to enter the victim’s residence without the presence of a negotiator. Police could not confirm if a crisis negotiator ever arrived at the scene.