Inquest into death of mentally-ill man shot by O.P.P. officers

An inquest will be held into the death of a mentally-ill man by O.P.P. near Brockville.

Mathew Roke was killed after he confronted two officers and lunged at them with a knife in Maitland on May 2, 2012. Roke ignored pleas from officers to put down his knife and surrender.

The S.I.U. cleared the officers of any wrong-doing.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the 33-year-old man's death and how to prevent similar incidents.

The date of the inquest has not been announced.

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