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Mississauga mayor calls for police reform after fatal officer-involved shooting

A protester pulls a newspaper box as she reassembles a blockade at a major road intersection in Mississauga, Ontario on Tuesday June 23, 2020. Protesters have been gathering in the intersection near where Ejaz Choudry was shot and killed by police attending a mental health call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
June 23, 2020 - 12:23 PM

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The mayor of Mississauga, Ont., has called for police reform following the death of a 62-year-old man with schizophrenia who was shot by police.

Bonnie Crombie says now is the time to explore changes to better serve the community.

Peel Regional Police shot and killed Ejaz Choudry on Saturday after performing a wellness check.

Choudry's family says they called a non-emergency line for help while Choudry was in crisis and needed his medication, but police showed up.

The Special Investigations Unit is probing Choudry's death.

A days-long demonstration remains at an intersection near Choudry's apartment building.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 23, 2020.

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