The BC Coroners Service has set a fall date for an inquiry into the death of a man who was shot by police after a violent confrontation in a Canadian tire in East Vancouver.
David Peter Rintoul, 38, was shot multiple times by Vancouver police officers on November 10, 2016 in the parking lot in front of the store’s Grandview Highway location.
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An inquest into his death has been set for October 31 at Burnaby Coroners’ Court.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) cleared Vancouver police of any wrongdoing in Rintoul’s death in February 2019.
The IIO’s report found that police were justified in opening fire after Rintoul allegedly stabbed a vendor in the Canadian Tire and attempted to steal guns.
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According to the report, officers confronted him outside the store and tried to subdue him with a “blinding device.”
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Rintoul, who outweighed the officers, proceeded to stab one of them multiple times, after which the officers opened fire and killed him, the report said.
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The BC Coroners’ Service is required by law to conduct an investigation into any death that occurs while someone is in detention or in the care of a peace officer.
The inquest will hear witnesses under oath to establish the facts of how, when, where and how Rintoul’s death occurred.
A coroner’s jury will make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future, but will not make a legal finding of responsibility.
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