July 09, 2021
Dr. Joel Kirsh, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Central East Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Ali Zaraeeneh.
Mr. Zaraeeneh, 25, died on December 13, 2017, of injuries sustained after interaction with the York Regional Police. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Zaraeeneh’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.
The inquest is expected to last five days and will hear from approximately 10 witnesses.
The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Dr. Mara Goldstein will preside as inquest officer and Julian Roy will be the inquest counsel.
The inquest will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings can do so live at the link provided below.
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