New Date for the Inquest into the Death of Farshad Badakhshan Announced
Dr. Roger Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto West Office, today announced that a new date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Farshad Badakhshan.
Mr. Badakhshan, 31, died on May 22, 2014, while he was an inmate at the Toronto West Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Badakhshan'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 Jan. 27, 2016 at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex, Court Room B, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. Robert Boyko will preside as inquest coroner and Patrick Travers will serve as coroner's counsel.