The Special Investigations Unit are clearing a Peel officer of any wrongdoing in connection to the death of Jermaine Carby.
The 33-year-old was shot three times on September 25th, 2014, after he was pulled over at the corner of Queen Street and Kennedy Road in Brampton.
SIU director Tony Loparco says an officer pulled him over because the car’s lights weren’t on and it had a dangling, obscured licence plate.
The officer says he asked Carby for his name and date of birth, and a search revealed he had an outstanding warrant in British Columbia.
The officer activated the emergency switch, signaling for help, and waited in his cruiser for the other officers to arrive.
Loparco says the suspect then got out of the car and began shouting at police with a kitchen knife. Witnessing officers say he ignored requests to drop the weapon and challenged officers to shoot him.
Loparco says Carby was shot by another officer to arrive on scene. Seven shots were fired, three of them striking him.
The watchdog unit says the officers actions were justified.