Released on November 2, 2018
The public inquest into the death of Brydon Whitstone will take place from December 3-7, 2018, at Court of Queen’s Bench in Battleford, Saskatchewan.
The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner.
Whitstone, 22, was fatally shot on October 21, 2017 in an altercation with RCMP in North Battleford.
Section 19 of The Coroners Act, 1999, states that the Chief Coroner may direct that an inquest be held into the death of any person.
The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. The coroner’s jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.
Coroner Robert Kennedy will preside at the inquest.
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