Penticton & South Okanagan News
Death in cell inquest date
The BC Coroners Service has announced new dates for the public inquest into the death of Steven Joseph Scott.
The inquest will now begin on Nov. 3, 2014, at the Penticton Courthouse.
The inquest had originally been scheduled to take place earlier this year, but it was delayed to allow for necessary further investigations to be completed.
Scott, 30, of no fixed address, died on Aug. 10, 2012, while in custody in RCMP cells in Penticton. The Coroners Act makes an inquest mandatory in almost all cases in which a person dies while in police custody.
At the inquest, presiding coroner Larry Marzinzik and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses under oath to determine the facts surrounding the death. The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Penticton / S. Okanagan News
- Sun win one for fallen mateBCFC
- New cell tower?West Kelowna
- Social media thwarts shoplifterPenticton / S. Okanagan
- New Sockeye hatcheryPenticton / S. Okanagan
Town of Oliver
Town of Osoyoos
Town of Keremeos
Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber
Penticton Discussion Forum
District of Summerland
Summerland Chamber & Tourism
School District 67 - Okanagan Skaha
School District 53 - Okanagan Similkameen
Okanagan Regional Library
Township of Hedley