Kyaw Din, 54, was shot and killed in his home in Maple Ridge (Canada) by police officers on 11 August 2019.
Din’s sister said her brother had a mental illness. Sometimes her brother would stop taking his medication. When that happened, she would call police to have him taken to hospital.
On 11 August 2019 Din said he didn’t want to go with police officers when they arrived. His sister asked officers to wait for other family members and a translator to arrive. She also told the police Din has a glass bottle that he might throw at them. Officers reassured her that they wouldn’t hurt him.
She says three gunshots rang out almost immediately when police went into her brother’s room. Officers claimed Kyaw Din risked harming himself and charged them with a knife before they shot him.
In April 2021, the family of Kyaw Din said they will continue to try to get the case to the Prosecutor’s Office to get justice for him.
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According to the IIOBC report on Din’s death released in September, the officers’ actions were “reasonable and appropriate.” “Their actions do not constitute any form of criminal negligence or other criminal act,” said the report.
“He never hit anybody,” Thant Din said. “He might be screaming and yelling, but he never hit anybody.”
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness William Sterling Blair, 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.