SIU won't charge police officer who shot teen suspect in the back during attempted bank robbery

Ontario’s police watchdog says that it will not charge an officer who shot an armed teen in the back during an attempted bank robbery in Mississauga in 2019, despite the fact that the assailant appeared to be running away from them at the time.

The robbery occurred at an HSBC branch at the Mississauga Chinese Centre plaza near Dundas Street and Haines Road on the afternoon of Nov. 26, 2019.

In a report released on Thursday, SIU director Joseph Martino said that the subject officer was investigating an impaired driver nearby alongside three other cops when he was alerted to the in-progress robbery by a passing motorist.

The officers immediately drew their firearms and arrived at the bank “within seconds,” according to the report.

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