FREDERICTON (GNB) – Acting chief coroner Michael Johnston has announced that the opening of the inquest into the death of Chantel Moore of Edmundston has been rescheduled to May 16.

The inquest is expected to last four to six days and will take place at the Delta Fredericton Hotel in Fredericton.

Moore died on June 4, 2020, outside her residence during an intervention by a member of the Edmundston Police Force.

Johnston, as presiding coroner, and a jury will publicly hear evidence from witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

An inquest is a formal court proceeding that allows for the public presentation of all evidence relating to a death. The Coroner Service is an independent fact-finding agency that may not make any finding of legal responsibility.

The inquest will be conducted in both English and French and there will be simultaneous translation. Jury selection begins at 9 a.m. on the first day.

The inquest is open to media and the public. COVID-19 restrictions will be in place and proof of vaccination and ID will be required of those in attendance.