June 14, 2021

Inquest Into the Death of Steven Rigby

A public inquest into the death of Steven Rigby will be held June 21-25, 2021, at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Drive in Saskatoon.

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

Rigby, 27, died after being shot in an altercation with police on December 22, 2018, in Saskatoon.

Section 19 of The Coroners Act, 1999 states that the Chief Coroner may direct that an inquest be held into the death of any person.

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 Tim Hawryluk, will preside at the inquest.