Inquest into the death of a Kelowna man scheduled for next June

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the dates of an inquest to be held into the death of Brandt Jason Zimmer.

  • Fri Nov 25th, 2011 8:00pm
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The BC Coroners Service confirmed the dates of an inquest to be held into the death of Kelowna resident, Brandt Jason Zimmer.

Zimmer,  40, was taken into police custody at Kelowna’s Grand Prix Family Fun Centre for acting delirious and disturbing customers Aug. 15, 2010.

He  was taken to the hospital shortly thereafte, but died in the emergency ward of Kelowna General Hospital.

Presiding coroner Rodrick Mackenzie and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

An inquest is a formal process that allows for public presentation of evidence relating to a death.

The inquest will take place from June 4-7, 2012 at the Kelowna Courthouse.