News

Inquest delayed

The inquest into the death of Surrey’s Kyle Tait isn’t expected to resume until June as lawyers argued over the admissibility of evidence and news media bans Monday and Tuesday.

Tait, 16, was a passenger in a stolen GMC Yukon SUV when he was shot Aug. 23, 2005 by New Westminster Police Const. Todd Sweet. The vehicle, driven by Ian James William Campbell, had fled a New Westminster roadblock, prompting the police chase that ended in a quiet Burnaby neighbourhood.

Sweet fired three shots into the SUV after it repeatedly rammed a police cruiser.

The lawyer for Kyle Tait’s mother wants the inquest to include background on Sweet. Lawyer Cameron Ward argued Sweet was out of control when he fired shots into the stolen vehicle.

Coroner Liana Wright reserved judgment on Ward’s disclosure application. She also wouldn’t allow a sweeping ban on publication of legal arguments heard in the absence of the inquest jury.

mmcquillan@burnabynewsleader.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
BCTF touts deal in email to members
 
BCTF executive recommends six-year teacher deal (VIDEO)
 
If teacher deal accepted, back to class Monday for Surrey and Delta students
Delta Police chief to retire
 
Surrey wants direct say in Kinder Morgan hearings
 
Surrey mayoral candidate pledges to relocate trains
Off to school, and back to court for BCTF
 
Police investigate suspicious death at New Westminster recovery house
 
District picks consultant for Core Services Review

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.