The province’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Daniel Clause, who died after being shot by police nearly two years ago.
The 33 year old was shot three times near Warden subway station on December 31st, 2014.
He was suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at the subway station just before the confrontation with police.
No charges were laid against the Toronto police officer who pulled the trigger with the province’s police watchdog, the SIU finding in it’s investigation that the officer who shot Clause “had every right” to be concerned about his safety when Clause pulled out what looked like a gun.
The weapon later turned out to be a pellet gun.
The inquest, which is mandatory under the Coroners Act will get underway on Wednesday, October 26th and is expected to last eight days and to hear from approximately 12 witnesses.
It will examine the events surrounding Mr. Clause’s death and the jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths in the future.