A year after the shooting death of a Vietnamese immigrant with schizophrenia, supporters say they are still waiting for answers.
Phuong Na “Tony” Du was killed by police a year ago in East Vancouver.
Demonstrators marked the anniversary yesterday with a small protest at 41st avenue and Knight st., where Du was killed.
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Martin Youseff speaks for the IIO.
“This is a very difficult time for the families and for the officers involved, if the chief civilian director decides to clear any of the officers of wrong doing or if then its reformed to the criminal justice system there will be an opportunity for the public to see the details.”
According to police and witnesses, Du was visibly distraught and wandering in traffic with a two by four when the incident happened.
Police say they were unable to subdue him with non lethal force and were forced to shoot him.
Some advocates are calling for a review on how the VPD handles people with mental disabilities.
Story by Ken Paulin