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Inquest Date into the Death of Cleve Gordon Geddes Announced

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Inquest Date into the Death of Cleve Gordon Geddes Announced

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Cleve Gordon Geddes.

Mr. Geddes, 30, died in hospital on February 10, 2017, after transfer from the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding the death of Mr. Geddes. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. 

The inquest is expected to last nine days and hear from approximately 28 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on November 26, 2018, at the Keefer Room, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W.  Dr. Michael Wilson will preside as inquest coroner and Mark Holmes and Tom Schneider will be counsel to the coroner. 

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  • Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion

    Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office

    613-249-0055

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