SIU says Toronto police chief in connection with shooting death of man in Scarborough – Toronto RS News

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Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), said there are “no reasonable grounds to believe” that two Toronto police officers committed a criminal offense in connection with the shooting of a man in Scarborough in May.

The SIU said on May 26, officers received a report of a man with a firearm near William G. Davis Jr.

The agency said officers ordered the man to drop his weapon.

“He raised a weapon and pointed it at the officers,” the report read.

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The SIU said both officers then shot the man.

The report said: “He was pronounced dead at the scene. “Then he decided that the man had an air rifle.”

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The SIU said its director, Joseph Martino, found “no reasonable grounds to believe that the police officers acted unlawfully when they confronted and shot the man.”

“As such, there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case,” the report said. “The file is closed.”

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