July 30, 2021

Inquest Into the Death of Geoffrey Morris

A public inquest into the death of Geoffrey Morris will be held on August 9-13, 2021, at the Atlas Hotel, 4177 Albert Street in Regina.

The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.  Subsequent start times will be determined by the presiding coroner.

Geoffrey Morris, 41, died after being shot in an altercation with police on May 4, 2019 in Regina.

Section 19 of The Coroners Act, 1999 states that the Chief Coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person's death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths.  The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death.  The coroner's jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

Coroner Brent Gough, will preside at the inquest.