Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Toronto rapper Daniel Clause. Mr. Clause, 33, died on Dec. 31, 2014 in Toronto of injuries sustained when he was shot by an officer of the Toronto Police Service. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Clause’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last eight days and to hear from approximately 12 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at the Forensic Sciences and Coroners Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto.
Dr. John Carlisle will preside as inquest coroner and Michael Blain will be counsel to the coroner. – CINEWS