TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Alwy Al-Nadhir.
Mr. Al-Nadhir, 18, died on October 31, 2007, at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto after being shot by Toronto Police Service. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in police custody.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Al-Nadhir's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last approximately two weeks.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009, at the Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. Dr. David Evans will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Rebecca Edward will be counsel to the coroner.
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SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
For further information: For further information: Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000