Inquest into the Death of Malcolm Dean Walker Announced
Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Malcolm Dean Walker.
Mr. Walker, age 39, died on June 8, 2013 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. Walker's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last seven days and to hear from approximately 13 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015, in Courtroom A of 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.