On April 8, 2020, police shot and killed Eishia Hudson, a 16-year-old indigenous girl. The police received a message that a group of teenagers tried to rob a local alcohol store.
The caller said that after the robbery attempt, the young people fled in a stolen SUV. The officers who arrived at the scene identified the car that the teenagers allegedly stolen, after which they initiated a chase, that ended as soon as the police officers managed to catch up with them. After the officers stopped the car that Hudson was driving, the police tried to arrest them. According to the report of the police department, the teenagers began to resist, which forced the police officers to open fire on them. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
Later, the Office of Independent Investigations (UEI) of Canada published a report in which it reported that the police officer who shot Hudson decided that at that moment he was in imminent danger, so there are no grounds for initiating a criminal case against the officer. However, in March 2021, the girl’s father said that he did not agree with this decision and intended to achieve justice in court.
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