Jukasa News Update – Friday, May 14, 2021
An officer in Brantford has been cleared of wrongdoing in the death of a 21 year old man on Brant Avenue.
A special investigations unit examination of the crash that killed the man determined there was no evidence of dangerous driving on the part of the officer in connection to the man’s death.
A Brantford officer attempted to stop the vehicle the man was driving after it ran a stop sign on Darling Street — when the vehicle sped away from police travelling at about 150km/h.
The SIU determined the officer was not pursuing the vehicle when it later crashed through a guardrail, landed on it’s roof and then set fire while trying to evade police, killing the driver inside.
An autopsy revealed the driver died of blunt force trauma.
Four people are facing charges after a search at a home on Murray Street in Brantford found nearly 1200 dollars of fentanyl, 600 dollars meth and a shotgun.
A 33 year old female, 25 year old male and 37 year old male all from Brantford are now facing a long list of weapons and drug charges.
The initial warrant was looking to uncover firearms.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.
The assault charges laid against former Six Nations SAO Dayle Bomberry and Six Nations resident Rhonda Martin were withdrawn by an Ontario court.
Bomberry was charged after Martin claimed he assaulted her during a confrontation in the spring of 2019 when protesters camped on the law on the central administration building.
Bomberry claimed the woman assaulted him. Both were charged of assault and were in court for nearly two years over the incident.
Both charges were withdrawn on April 30.
Ontario is extending its stay-at-home order until June 2, a move Premier Doug Ford said was aimed at bringing down the number of COVID-19 infections while ramping up vaccinations to achieve a “two-dose summer.”
The government had hinted in recent days at prolonged restrictions, which will see all public schools and thousands of non-essential businesses remain closed. But many had hoped it would end a controversial ban on outdoor recreational activities that experts say are important for people’s physical and mental health.
Ford, however, said recreational outdoor facilities would remain closed to limit mobility and other behaviour that could contribute to spread of the virus.
A spokeswoman for Ford says the province aims to have all willing adults in Ontario fully immunized against COVID-19 by Sept. 22.
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