Spring 2020: Deadly Force – Canadian and U.S. Police

On April 6, 2020, 26-year-old D’Andre Campbell of Brampton, Ontario called 911 for help. Within minutes of their arrival at his home, two Peel Regional Police officers tasered him, and one shot and killed him.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in another brutal death of Black people.

In Canada, the officer who killed Campbell has not been publicly named, and no charges have been laid. In the U.S., the police officer was sentenced to 22.5 years. These brutal deaths highlight the importance of the Black Lives Matter campaign globally.