Montreal Police Officers Still Continue To Kill — With Impunity

Montreal Police Officers Still Continue To Kill — With Impunity

By N Oji Mzilikazi

24 November 2014

On November 11, 1987, Constable Allan Gosset shot and killed 19-year-old Anthony Griffin in the parking lot of Station 15 police station— upon his fleeing the police cruiser. The Black teen was unarmed.

As informed by the Augustus v. Gosset court transcript, Griffin was ordered to stop by Constable Gosset, and threatened with being shot. “Anthony immediately stopped and turned to face the respondent Gosset, shifting his weight from foot to foot; he did not stand perfectly still…At that instant, a gunshot hit Anthony in the head.”

Gosset blamed his killing of Griffin on the accidental firing of his gun…