OCC Inquest - Cole 2018
Verdict of Coroner's Jury
Office of the Chief Coroner
The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario
Given name(s): Cody Franklin Clayton
Held at: 470 Water Street in Peterborough
From: Oct. 31, 2018
To: Nov. 5, 2018
By: Dr. John Carlisle
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:
Name of deceased: Cody Franklin Clayton Cole
Date and time of death: April 4, 2015 at 11:56 p.m.
Place of death: On the road near 496 and 498 Wolfe Street, Peterborough
Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the head
By what means: Homicide
(Original signed by: Foreperson)
The verdict was received on Oct. 3, 2018
Coroner's name: Dr. John Carlisle
(Original signed by coroner)
We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:
Inquest into the death of:
Cody Franklin Clayton Cole
We the jury, recommend to the Peterborough Police Service:
- The Peterborough Police Service (PPS) should undertake a review of its radio communications systems, equipment, and best practices regarding: maintenance; testing; occurrences of locked open microphones; and the training of police officers and civilian members of its routine, emergency and override operation of the radio communications systems and equipment.
- The PPS should review the training scenarios utilized in its use of force training and consider including a scenario based upon the evidence in the Cody Cole inquest.
- The PPS investigate the technologies available to provide vehicle and personnel location through a Global Positioning System as a compliment to existing communication systems.