SIU continuing to investigate the death of a 26-year-old man from Brampton
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 26-year-old D’Andre Campbell, a Brampton resident, at the hands of police.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 6, Peel Regional Police (PRP) was called to a home on Sawston Circle in connection to a domestic disturbance.
Upon entering the home, the responding officers encountered Campbell and a scuffle ensued which resulted in two officers using their conducted energy weapons (CEWs).
Then, an officer fired his gun multiple times hitting Campbell, who later succumbed to his injuries.
During their investigation, the SIU has recovered a knife, two CEWs, firearm-related evidence, as well as the officer’s gun that was involved in the shooting.
Further, the SIU has conducted some interviews with civilian and police witnesses and intends to conduct some more.
In response, Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement: "I along with members of the Peel Regional Police express our condolences to the family of the deceased D'Andre Campbell, and recognize the tragic outcome.
“Notwithstanding historic relations and issues of trust in policing in the community—I understand and recognize that the absence of information, and the resolve which the community is demanding, deeply affects public confidence. As a Chief, I am legally unable to comment on the details of this tragic incident, and I am fully committed to ensuring the public continues to be engaged by Peel Regional Police, and also by me,” Duraiappah continued.
Duraiappah also said he’s committed to ensuring PRP officers mitigate risks of violent encounters with members of the community in the future.
“As Chief of Police, I commit to enhancing community safety in every possible way,” he said.
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