11th-hour motion says racism must be discussed at Andrew Loku inquest

11th-hour motion says racism must be discussed at Andrew Loku inquest

On what’s expected to be the last day of testimony at the Andrew Loku coroner’s inquest, an 11th-hour application has been filed asking the coroner to allow the final witness to explicitly speak about racism.Since beginning earlier this month, the inquest into the Toronto police shooting death of the mentally ill Black man has explored issues of implicit bias. But the topic of racism is not within the inquest’s scope, as determined by overseeing coroner Dr. John Carlisle.Loku was shot dead in July 2015 while holding a hammer and moving toward police in the hallway of his apartment building.Read more: Rookie cop says shooting Andrew Loku was the only optionArticle Continued BelowPolice officer who shot Andrew Loku describes the last 21 seconds of his life: DiMannoPolice officer who shot Andrew Loku says he feared for his lifeBlack men perceived as more threatening, expert tells Andrew Loku inquest

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