A provincial inquest into the shooting death of Craig McDougall by Winnipeg police adjourned abruptly shortly after it began earlier this month, in the wake of new evidence brought forward by witnesses.
The 26-year-old was shot and killed by police on Aug. 2, 2008 at a Simcoe Street home.
The inquest which opened on Aug. 8 was slated to run for three weeks. Yet, when new evidence emerged, more time was requested to re-interview witnesses. The inquest will resume Nov. 7.
On July 30, , Stéphane Doucet of CKUW 95.9 FM, sat down with Corey Shefman, the lawyer representing the deceased’s family at the inquest.
Shefman is a Winnipeg-based human rights lawyer working primarily with Indigenous peoples. He spoke about the inquest and about his desire to seek justice for Craig McDougall’s father, Brian McDougall, and the family: