Ministry of the
Solicitor General

OCC Inquest - Feairs 2019

Office of the Chief Coroner

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario

Surname: Feairs
Given name(s): Todd
Age: 41

Held at: 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, Toronto
From: May 6, 2019
To: May 8, 2019
By: Dr. David Eden
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Todd Feairs
Date and time of death:  October 12, 2016 at 11:23 a.m.
Place of death: Eglinton Avenue East at Midland Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario
Cause of death: Multiple blunt force trauma
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)

The verdict was received on May 8, 2019
Coroner's name: Dr. David Eden
(Original signed by coroner)

We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:

Inquest into the death of:

Todd Feairs

Jury Recommendations

  1. That the Toronto Police College review the facts of this inquest in future training of police cadets and police officers in relation to suspect apprehension pursuits.
  2. That the Toronto Police Service review how paid duty officers working in noisy construction sites can maintain necessary communications with police radio and construction workers, especially in situations where personal ear protection is used.