Inquest into the Death of Phong-Nien Chau Announced
Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Phong-Nien Chau.
Mr. Chau, 40, died on July 24, 1994, of injuries sustained in an altercation at the Joyceville Penitentiary. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Chau's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.
Details regarding the date and location will be provided at a later date when the information becomes available. Dr. Bob Reddoch will preside as inquest coroner and Gerard Laarhuis will be counsel to the coroner.