Villanueva inquiry moved back
A public inquiry into the death of Fredy Villanueva was been postponed.
Originally the inquiry was set to begin Feb. 16, but now the coroner's office wants to give interested parties more time to prepare.
The family of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police last August was happy with the postponement. Patricia Villanueva, Fredy's sister, was at a press conference for the Coalition Against Police Abuse on Friday. She said it gives everyone involved more time to prepare their cases.
Alexandre Popovic with the Coalition Against Police Abuse was also happy with the news, saying it gives the Public Security ministry time to reconsider how it is treating the family.
While the ministry has said it will pay for a lawyer for the Villanueva family, it insists it never offered to pay for lawyers for the other two teens that were shot in the same incident.
The Villanueva family contends otherwise, and is still waiting to find out whether or not the province will pay for the lawyers for the other two teens.
The inquiry is to find out what happened that day. No charges were ever laid against the two police officers involved in the shooting.