The rumors and emotions are occurring after a police fired several times at a rural junction in Pelham, Ont., According to the city's mayor.
"There are many questions, but there is also a lot of excitement behind these questions," said Dave Augustyn. "I just hope you can reach the background of that and calculate it and provide healing. This will have undulatory effects."
The Pelham, mainly rural, is to the southwest of St. Catharines.
The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) divulged more details on Friday, including that only one officer fires his gun and fired several times.
The shooter and the victim were among a group of officers in the Roland Road and Effingham Street area that investigated a collision that had been produced a few days earlier.
"An official released his gun several times, and the other officer was beaten," a press release from the SIU said. "The official who was beaten was transported to the hospital where he is in a stable state."
What would lead to individuals who must serve and protect for themselves.– Dave Augustyn, mayor of Pelham
The release did not indicate how many times the victim was hit.
The SIU says that it will not reveal the identities of the officers according to their policy while the investigation is under way. But the Niagara police say that the wounded officer has 28 years of experience and is assigned to the uniform patrol of Welland and Pelham.
There are 12 testimonial officers about what happened, including the man who was killed, according to the SIU.
It will not reveal the identities of these officers according to their policy while the investigation is under way. In addition, it has not disclosed what caused the shooting or any type of detail about the relationship between the two men.
"Understanding what happened and the relationship between the officers is part of the SIU's investigation," spokesman Monica Hudon said yesterday.
Union supporting the two officers
Augustyn said there are a lot of rumors that revolve around what happened.
"Our community is one where these types of things do not happen often," he said. "The community is really asking what happened, and what it would lead to people who should serve and protect for themselves."
The Niagara Regional Police Association, for its part, has heard police services throughout the country, said President Cliff Priest. Its association supports both the officers and their families.
"When they hear about traumatic incidents involving police officers, it has a traumatic effect," he said. "This is our family. When one of our families goes wrong, we all have hurt".
No arrests were made
This support, he said, includes offering advice, transportation or just listening.
Bryan MacCulloch, Chief of Police Officer of the Niagara Region, said he asked the Ontario provincial police to determine whether there was any criminal guilty outside the SIU area, but said You have not been arrested in connection with the shootout.
"The days and the next few weeks will be dealing with the NRPS family and the community we serve," he said. "I ask for your support to our members and all those involved."
Kevin Bryan, a York police detective and a retired police instructor at Seneca College, says that while the conflicts between officials are not usual, he has never seen an incident such as this week.
Because a police officer fires another service and, in light of the day, it's simply amazing, he said.
"To get to that, wow"
"I have seen infidelity in the work between officers and spouses of the official, where an officer is with the partner of another person," Bryan said.
There will be some selected items and things like this.– Kevin Bryan, police instructor
"I know the incidents where someone has been hit in the face and things in this way, about infidelity or infidelity that is perceived. But I have never seen where he has come to the shots and also at work .
"I have seen an officer take another officer for the necklace of the shirt and push them against a closet where an officer does not like another … but for that, go."
And just as shooting is having an impact on the community, wealth will also be made through the service.
"There will be some eligible sides and things like that," Bryan said
"There will be guys who might believe that the boy deserved to be shot, and there will be kids who hated [shooter]. "
Bryan said that undoubtedly the high levels of NRPS deepen the current situation to see if people were aware of any acreage between the two officers.
Bryan said that while the situation is extremely unusual, police unions have handled situations where they support the agents in conflict.
"This can happen, it's uncomfortable, but you just get your own lawyers."
Michael Kempa, chair of the criminology department at the University of Ottawa, told CBC News that, in a case like this, no official would be charged until the investigation was completed, which is the opposite of how generally It would be a member of the public.
"I think the public will be surprised to learn that for a normal police officer, the default value would be to not start with a charge, because it would at first suggest that the download of the firearm was probably reasonable, and then we will investigate and if we find something wrong, then we will charge … for a member of the public, it is the other way around, "Kempa said.
But for a civilian citizen, he said: "We say well, a firearm was issued, it is probably not reasonable, we will take the charge and we will see if we have enough to get a conviction."