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A look at shootings by police officers in Canada in 2020


There were 55 police shootings that resulted in death or injury in Canada between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30 of this year. Of those, 34 were fatal.

The Canadian Press tracked each shooting using information from police, independent investigative units and independent reporting. Here is a break down of the shootings by police force:

RCMP: 15 (12 fatal)

Peel Regional Police, Ont: 6 (3 fatal)

Winnipeg Police Service: 5 (4 fatal)

Sûerté de Québec: 5 (5 fatal)

Ontario Provincial Police: 5 (4 fatal)

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal: 4 (1 fatal)

Edmonton Police Service: 3 (1 fatal)

Toronto Police Service: 3 (2 fatal)

Hamilton Police Service: 1 (fatal)

Edmundston Police Force, N. B: 1 (fatal)

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service, Ont: 1

Timmins Police Service, Ont: 1

York Regional Police, Ont: 1

Delta Police Department, B. C: 1

Abbotsford Police Department, B. C: 1

Halifax Regional Police: 1

New Glasgow Police Service, N. S: 1

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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