OCC media advisory Evan Jones Inquest postponed

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Inquest Into The Death Of Evan Jones Postponed

Hamilton -- Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that the inquest into the death of Evan Jones previously scheduled to begin on June 21, 2011, has been postponed.

Mr. Jones, age 18, died on August 25, 2010, at his residence in Brantford during an encounter with the Brantford Police Service. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

A new date has not yet been determined.


Dr. Bonita Porter
Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests