Change of location for inquest into the death of youth while in custody



    TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner of
Inquests, today announced a change in location for the inquest into the death
of a youth who died while in custody in Burlington.
    The youth died on August 23, 2003, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
while in the custody of Halton Regional Police. Under the Coroners Act, an
inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody.
    The inquest will examine the circumstances of the youth's death and will
explore the issue of police procedures. The inquest jury may make
recommendations aimed at the prevention of similar deaths.
    The inquest is expected to last three weeks and hear from approximately
32 witnesses.
    The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 19, 2007, at Toronto
Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. Dr. David Evans, Acting Regional
Supervising Coroner for Central West Ontario will preside as inquest coroner
and Mr. Eric Siebenmorgen will be counsel to the coroner.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner of
Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416)
314-4000

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