Released on July 9, 2021
A public inquest into the death of Trevor McCallum will be held on July 26-30, 2021, at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Drive in Saskatoon.
The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. after jury selection. Subsequent start times will be determined by the presiding coroner.
Trevor McCallum, 25, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Meadow Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment in the early morning of April 10, 2018. Medical personnel responded and pronounced Mr. McCallum deceased.
Section 20 of The Coroners Act, 1999 states that the Chief Coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person's death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.
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 Brent Gough, will preside at the inquest.
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