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Danville: Coroner's inquest scheduled this week for fatal police shooting of Tyrell Wilson

Original post made on Jul 19, 2022

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has announced a Friday hearing for the coroner's inquest into the death of Tyrell Wilson, who was shot by former sheriff's deputy Andrew Hall in Danville last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:20 PM

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Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 19, 2022 at 10:09 am

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"The jury in a coroner's inquest is presented with four options when making its finding: accident, suicide, natural causes or at the hands of another person other than by accident."

#4 obviously applies in this instance.

Of note...the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office is a department serving UNDER the supervision of the county Sheriff's Department.

This in itself is a conflict of interest...the findings should be provided by an independent forensic investigation.


Posted by Ryan Joost
a resident of another community
on Jul 19, 2022 at 11:45 am

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If the coroner's findings come up with with something hokey like pre-existing medical conditions, it will be no different than the Minneapolis Police Department using the same alibi/excuse in the George Floyd public execution.


Posted by Marie DePodesta
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 19, 2022 at 11:59 am

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Upon review of the coroner's findings, hopefully the Contra Costa County DA's office will prosecute Officer Hall and ideally add a few more years to his prison sentence.


Posted by Pat Trisham
a resident of another community
on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:31 pm

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Though no amount of money will never bring Tyrell Wilson back, hopefully his family will find some solice with Officer Hall's current incarceration and a potential monetary settlement with the Town of Danville for another wrongful police shooting.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 20, 2022 at 9:18 am

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@Joost stated the following:

“If the coroner's findings come up with with something hokey like pre-existing medical conditions, it will be no different than the Minneapolis Police Department using the same alibi/excuse in the George Floyd public execution.”

With one exception, the Minneapolis Police Department never made such claim.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed Floyd's autopsy, testified that while the fentanyl and methamphetamine found in his system were listed as "significant" conditions on his autopsy report, he did not consider overdose to be his cause of death.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is not associated with the Minneapolis Police Department.


Posted by Dontrelle Willis
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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Fortunately the Hennepin County ME report was inconsequential to the final verdict.

Justice was served though Chauvin's sentence should have been longer.


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