More violence by the police, and a shameful display of the horrendous macho culture of the police force.
The details seem sketchy, but what is known is the man fled the police, was chased by the police, hit a police officer with his car, and his car was hit with at least a dozen bullets.
The dead man is being described as having a mental illness and struggling to get his family life in order.
Wieslaw Duda died in a hail of bullets on Commissioners St. near Cherry St. when police tried to stop a compact car that had sped away from other officers following a brief chase at 1 a.m. Monday.
According to the SIU, police began pursuing a car at Leslie St. and Commissioners St. at 1 a.m. Monday.
Soon after, police stopped following the car, but later located it at Cherry and Commissioners Sts. At that intersection, one officer was struck by the car and the driver of the silver Nissan Sentra was fatally shot.
The officer was taken to St. Michael's Hospital with minor injuries and released later in the day.
Police cordoned off the scene Monday morning, and Cherry St. remained closed south of Lake Shore Blvd. E. while the SIU continued to investigate along with forensic officers and the collision reconstruction unit.
At the intersection, the Nissan remained blocked by five police cruisers, and another three police cruisers were parked behind it. The Nissan's front doors were open, its body dented, and several of its windows shattered. A dozen bullet holes had punctured the right side of the vehicle and its front window, and a few shotgun shells littered the ground behind the car. A nearby police cruiser had a flat tire.
Article in the Toronto Star