County Coroner to hold inquest in Sheriff’s Deputy shooting of Antioch resident DeWayne Ward

Following the Contra Costa County Chiefs’ of Police Association Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston will hold an inquest into the death of Dewayne Deshawn Ward Jr. This incident occurred on February 3, 2015 in Contra Costa County.

The proceedings will convene on June 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., at the A.F. Bray Courthouse, 1020 Ward Street, Dept. 7, Room 2012, Martinez, California.

The purpose of the inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving peace officers, is to present the facts of the incident to a jury for their deliberation and finding on the manner of death.

The inquest is open to the public and members of the media are invited to attend. However, no photographs or video/audio recording may be taken during the proceedings.

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