Hamilton councillors push for timelines on paramedic investigation
City politicians are pushing for a time frame as the community awaits the results of an investigation into the actions of Hamilton paramedics who were criticized over their response to a recent fatal shooting.
The investigation involves the EMS response to Saturday night’s shooting of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who was gunned down while trying to diffuse an altercation near Main and Wentworth.
Bystanders have described a less-than-urgent response and Mayor Fred Eisenberger stresses that the allegations are being taken seriously.
Ward 8 Coun. Terry Whitehead says answers are needed to serious allegations, noting that councillors are “getting calls” and need a briefing.
Ward 3 Coun. Matthew Green adds that the Al-Mustafa Mosque, outside of which the tragedy occurred and where Al-Hasnawi had been prior to being killed, has been “rocked” by this tragedy.
Green says he’s “very concerned” with preliminary reports from the community.
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