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Inquest into the Death of Shannon Nichole Sargent

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, has announced a date for the inquest into the death of Shannon Nichole Sargent.

Ms. Sargent, 34, died on July 20, 2016, while in custody at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. An inquest into her death is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding the death of Ms. Sargent. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths in similar circumstances.

The inquest is expected to last 10 days and will hear from approximately 25 witnesses.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2023. Dr. Robert Reddoch will preside as inquest officer. Kate Forget and Mike Boyce will be inquest counsel. The inquest will be conducted by video conference.

Additional Information

The Presiding Officer has directed that the web streaming of this inquest not be recorded in accordance with the Chief Coroner’s rules of procedure and out of respect to the family of the deceased.

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