Police watchdog clears officer after fatal shooting of Hamilton, Ont., man
HAMILTON — The province’s police watchdog says it has no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a police officer in relation to the shooting death of a 36-year-old man in Hamilton, Ont., last year.
Anthony Divers was shot and killed at about midnight Sept. 30, 2016, in downtown Hamilton by an officer responding to call about a man who was reportedly armed and had committed an assault.
The Special Investigations Unit said Thursday that while Divers was not armed, the officer “reasonably” believed his life was in danger and that firing at Divers was justified.
The SIU said that about 11:35 p.m. on the night of the shooting, a woman had called police to say she had been assaulted outside a bar and a facial injury gave police reasonable grounds to arrest Driver.
Police say they found Divers soon after and that he was shot after he lifted his right hand under his sweater and walked toward the officer.
Divers was later pronounced dead in hospital.
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