Police in southwestern Ontario have found the RCMP’s use of force justified in the shooting death of a terrorist sympathizer last August.
Aaron Driver was killed during a confrontation with police in Strathroy August 10th.
Officials were investigating the suspect after he made a martyrdom video, suggesting he would detonate a homemade bomb during rush hour at a Canadian urban centre.
In a news release Wednesday, Strathroy-Caradoc police announced the use of force in the shooting death of Aaron Driver was justified under Canadian law.
An independent review by Crown Prosecution at the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office was also conducted.
Driver left his residence carrying a backpack and got into the back seat of a taxi cab during the afternoon of August 10th.
When approached by an officer to exit the vehicle, Driver detonated an improvised explosive device and failed to comply with police directions.
Fearing their safety, the RCMP shot the suspect and fatally wounded him.