On Saturday June 20, Ejaz Ahmed Choudry was shot and killed by Peel Regional Police. He was 62 years of age and suffered from schizophrenia and other medical conditions. He was in a crisis and required assistance. His family called a non-emergency health services phone line to have paramedics come help as they had on previous occasions. Paramedics arrived at the scene but called police when they saw Mr. Choudry in possession of a pocket knife. After a period of shouting instructions at Mr. Choudry in English, which he did not understand, the police kicked down the door, discharged a stun grenade and within seconds shot and killed him.
Members of the community of Malton in Mississauga and citizens from across the Greater Toronto Area have been gathering at the intersection of Morning Star Drive and Goreway Road on a daily basis demanding that the officers responsible be held to account and that police violence, racism and use of deadly force must end!
Join them in demanding justice for Ejaz Choudry and an end to police violence and impunity!