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May 10, 2022

STANDING HEARING FOR INQUEST INTO DEATH OF STEWART KEVIN ANDREWS



A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Stewart Kevin Andrews, 22, of Winnipeg.

Under the Fatality Inquiries Act, an inquest has been called by the chief medical examiner. Inquests explore the circumstances and events leading to deaths for finding out what, if anything, might be done to prevent similar deaths in the future.

On April 18, 2020, members of the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) responded to a 911 robbery call.  Andrews and another individual were accused of using weapons to rob someone. There was a confrontation when WPS arrived and an officer discharged their firearm multiple times, striking Andrews. Emergency medical services responded and Andrews was transported to the Health Sciences Centre, where he was pronounced deceased.

Before the inquest begins, the judge will decide who can participate in the process and question witnesses. Individuals and groups may make an application to be granted standing and to participate in the inquest. Those interested in applying for standing should contact Kathrine Basarab, inquest counsel, at 204-945-2852 or kathrine.basarab@gov.mb.ca by June 9.

The standing hearing will be held at 2 p.m. on June 23 in courtroom 408 at the Manitoba Law Courts Complex, 408 York Ave., Winnipeg.

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