Montreal shooting raises familiar questions about police training

A day after a man was fatally shot during a police operation in the city’s east end, questions are once again being raised about how well officers are trained to deal with the mentally ill.

Montreal police arrived at 63-year-old Andre Benjamin’s Ontario St. apartment Monday morning responding to a psychological distress call. The SQ confirmed Benjamin confronted police with a sharp weapon and that during the intervention, he was hit by a stun gun and at least one bullet.

Neighbours say everything happened very quickly. They heard police banging on the door early monday morning, and within seconds, they heard three gun shots.

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