Inquest Date Into The Death Of Douglas Minty Announced
Guelph -- Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, today announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the death of Douglas Clive Minty.
Mr. Minty, aged 59, died on June 22, 2009 of gunshot wounds after approaching an Ontario Provincial Police officer while in possession of a sharp-edged instrument. The incident occurred in Elmvale.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Minty's death and will consider police response to individuals who are developmentally delayed. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last four weeks and to hear from approximately 30 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 74 Bryne Drive, Barrie. Dr. Bert Lauwers will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Tom Fitzgerald will be counsel to the coroner.