Three Canadian police officers have been charged in the shooting death of an 18-month-old child in November 2020.
The charges were announced following a nearly two year investigation by Ontario police watchdog, the Special Investigation Unit.
The boy, Jameson Shapiro, was killed when police shot at the truck driven by his father following a report of a parental abduction.
The police union say they are “fully supporting” the three officers as Ontario Provincial Police constables Nathan Vanderheyden, Kenneth Pengelly and Grayson Cappus each face a single count of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death in relation to Jameson’s shooting, the Special Investigations Unit announced on Wednesday evening.
They are scheduled to appear in court on 6 October. END