Inquest into the death of James Maltar postponed
GUELPH, ON, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, today announced that the inquest into the death of James Maltar has been postponed.
Mr. Maltar, 45, died September 18, 2005, while in the custody of the Ontario Provincial Police Port Credit Detachment. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Maltar's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, January 12, 2009, at the Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. A new date has not yet been determined.
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. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (519) 837-6330