Inquest Launched into Death of Andrew Loku
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Inquest Launched into Death of Andrew Loku

Loku died after he was shot by police in 2015.

Photo of a Black Lives Matter rally by David Hains.

Photo of a Black Lives Matter rally by David Hains.


After weeks of protest from Black Lives Matter Toronto, an Ontario coroner is launching an inquest into the death of Andrew Loku.

Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, announced the inquest Wednesday afternoon. It will investigate the events surrounding Loku’s death, and the jury may use the case to recommend ways to prevent similar deaths.

Loku, 45, died after police shot him twice at his apartment building in July 2015. Black Lives Matter Toronto spent two weeks in a tent city outside police headquarters calling for an inquest into his death, among other demands.

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