Jermaine Carby taken in under Mental Health Act a month before being shot by police

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Jermaine Carby taken in under Mental Health Act a month before being shot by police

Torstar News Service Jermaine Carby, shot dead by Peel police on Sept. 24, 2014.

One month before he was shot dead by a Peel Regional Police officer, Jermaine Carby was apprehended under Ontario’s Mental Health Act after attempting to disarm a Toronto police officer, Torstar News Service has learned.

After he was taken to hospital following apprehension by police, Carby threatened to commit suicide by hanging or injecting air into his veins through a syringe.

Information detailing Carby’s mental health apprehension was provided to his relatives during a meeting with the Special Investigations Unit last week, after the police watchdog ruled the unnamed officer who killed Carby during…

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