source: Stoke Sentinel
published: 6 March 2018
The inquest into the death of a 34-year-old man who died after being shot by a police taser at a birthday party will take place later this year. Adrian McDonald died after being arrested at a block of flats in Audley Road, Chesterton on December 22 2014.
Now a four week inquest is set to take place into the death, a pre-inquest review confirmed today. The inquest will take place in front of a jury at Hanley Town Hall from November 12 until December 7.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Legal representatives from Adrian McDonald’s family, Staffordshire Police and HM Coroners met at a Pre-Inquest Review today at the Coroner’s Chambers on Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent. “The meeting, although short, focused on the possible dates and duration of the inquest, the witnesses that will be required and the venue for the inquest.”
Two Staffordshire Police officers were later found guilty of misconduct following an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into the death – while a third officer was cleared of misconduct.