Monday, December 16, 2013

Questions raised over Toronto police shooting in downtown subway station

All of the facts have yet to emerge in a police shooting at a Toronto subway station, but it has renewed debate over how officers in Canada’s largest city use force.

A few dozen of protesters turned out Sunday night for a rally outside the downtown subway station where an 18-year-old was shot Friday night and sent to hospital.

One of the protesters, Sakura Saunders, says frontline officers are too quick to shoot in confrontations and that only senior officers should have guns.

Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigation Unit, believes four of the nine officers at the scene fired their weapons.  (more...)

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