“Being mentally ill shouldn’t result in death, especially by law enforcement officers,” said Steve Lurie, executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Toronto branch. “Were there ways of intervening rather than shooting to kill?”
Lurie said this latest case brings up many of the same issues raised all too often in the past. Toronto had three inquests last year and a commission of inquiry on police related shootings, with all of them released recommendations on how to reduce the use of deadly force by police officers.
See Police shootings often involve mental illness and ill-prepared officers on CBC News.