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.

You might like ...

Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
Sabres fans already coveting McDavid
 
Surrey’s all-stars to tip off at Enver
Scholarship established in honour of Surrey athlete killed in crash
 
UPDATE: Man dies after from injuries suffered in workplace accident
 
Sinclair praised for Olympic performance
Puffer scores three as Chiefs rout Express
 
Spartans finish in top spot
 
Bears clinch post-season berth

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.