Coroner’s inquest ordered into 2014 police shooting death of Victoria man


The BC Coroner will conduct an inquest in the death of a 20 year old Victoria man, shot and killed by a police officer in 2014.

20 year old Rhett Mutch was shot in the neck during an incident in his mother’s Dallas Road home in November 2014.

The independent investigations office has cleared the Victoria Police of wrong-doing.

Seven officers have been named in a civil suit which claims they were negligent and acted with excessive force.

The coroner and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses under oath to determine facts around Mutch’s death.

The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest will begin on May 15th in Victoria Supreme Court.

Stacy RossStacy Ross

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