Inquest into the death of Adeyere Abiodum Robinson announced
TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Dr. James N. Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Mr. Adeyere Abiodum Robinson.
Mr. Robinson, 37, died on February 21, 2005, while in the custody of the Toronto Police Service. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody.
The inquest will review the events surrounding Mr. Robinson's death and may result in recommendations aimed at preventing deaths in similar circumstances. The inquest jury is expected to hear evidence about policies and procedures of the Toronto Police Service in dealing with persons with mental illness.
The inquest is expected to last five days and will hear from approximately 10 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on October 20, 2008, at the Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. Dr. David H. Evans will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Michael Blain will be counsel to the coroner.
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For further information: Dr. James N. Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000