The Two Hamilton Paramedics Charged Last Week Have Now Been Fired

Those two Hamilton paramedics that are facing criminal charges in the shooting death of a Good Samaritan teenager have been fired. The two were charged last week with failing to provide the necessaries of life from the December death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who was shot as he tried to help an older man who’d been attacked outside his mosque. Witnesses allege the first responders took too long to treat and transport Al-Hasnawi to hospital. The union says the city has fired Chris Marchant and Steve Snively, effective immediately, a week after they were charged. Marchant and Snively were released after their arrests and are to appear in court in September. Mario Posteraro, president of OPSEU Local 256, says the firing was harsh and unjust, and vows to fight it.

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox