Eishia Hudson, a 16-year-old First Nations girl, was shot and killed by a Winnipeg (Canada) police officer.
Police say they received a report that a group of teenagers had robbed a liquor store on April 8, 2020. Within minutes, several police vehicles were chasing the stolen SUV the teenagers were in.
The pursuit came to an end when the police cars blocked in the SUV and an officer shot Hudson, who had been driving the stolen SUV. She was transported to hospital but succumbed to her injuries.
In January 2021, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) released a report stating that the police officer who shot Hudson believed his life and the lives of other police officers were in danger. IIU considered that there were no grounds for initiating a criminal case. In March 2021, Hudson’s father told the media that he did not agree with this decision and that he was still waiting for answers about his daughter’s death.
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“My daughter, her life mattered. She was a kid and what the cops did, that was wrong,” Hudson’s father said, adding: “It has to come to an end.”
“Like, you don’t shoot when you have a vehicle already stopped. There was no threat,” said Hudson’s father. “It was all kids in the car. I just find it wrong.”
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Attorney General of Canada David T. Lametti and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.