February 3, 2018 – Frances Mahon will be representing the family of Tony Du alongside Pivot Legal Society at a Coroner’s Inquest on February 5, 2018. On November 22, 2014, Mr. Du was walking near the intersection of Knight Street and 41st Avenue when he was shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer. The fatal shots were fired “within minutes” of police arriving on scene, according to a witness.
Mr. Du was a man living with mental illness, described by his friends and family as loving and kind, and with a generous spirit. Ms. Mahon will be pushing for meaningful change to the ways in which police respond to calls involving someone experiencing a mental health event. In the words of Tony Du’s supporters, “disability must not be a death sentence.”
Ms. Mahon provides many services to individuals and families who have suffered police brutality, including representation at inquests, making police complaints, and civil suits. Contact Frances Mahon Law to find out how she can help.