Inquest into the Death of Kwasi Skene-Peters Announced

Photo: Kwasi Skene-Peters

Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Kwasi Skene-Peters.

Mr. Skene-Peters, 21, died on July 25, 2015 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. Skene-Peter’s death.  The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

Details regarding the date and location will be provided when the information becomes available. Dr. John Carlisle will preside as inquest coroner and Michael Blain will be counsel to the coroner.

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