A taxi driver who was in the car when a terrorist sympathizer was gunned down by officers in southwestern Ontario has slammed police, saying they needlessly put his life in jeopardy.
Terry Duffield has told The London Free Press that police didn’t warn him as he waited in the driveway for five minutes for Aaron Driver before the 24-year-old got into the back of his cab. He says police swarmed them only after he began reversing the car out of the driveway, which is when he says Driver set off an explosive device.
Duffield says a pack of cigarettes saved his life because he reached over for them just as the explosion went off and bullets started flying — saying the seat protected him, not police.
Did police unnecessarily risk this man’s life?