The fiancee of Steve Mesic has released a statement to the Hamilton Spectator, two days after the province’s Special Investigations Unit cleared Hamilton Police officers of criminal involvement in the 45 year old’s death.
Mesic was struck by six bullets fired by officers who’d responded to calls about a man walking in traffic on the Linc back on June 7th.
The SIU probe finds officers were “justified in using lethal force” as Mesic had advanced on them with a shovel and ignored commands to drop it.
Prior to the shooting. Mesic had voluntarily spent four days on the secure psychiatric floor at St. Joseph’s hospital, but the SIU stresses that officers were not aware of that. They were also not equipped with Tasers at the time of the incident.
Sharon Dorr, who gave birth to their son less than two weeks ago, alleges that the SIU investigation into her fiancee’s death was seriously flawed and contains discrepancies.
Dorr is calling for changes to “the structure of our policing system” saying that “we are all currently at risk”.
Dorr, who gave birth to their son less than two weeks ago, also alleges that the SIU investigation was seriously flawed and contains discrepancies. At the time, she stresses that she’s “disappointed but not surprised” by the outcome.