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Inquest into death of Windsor man who died after police standoff begins this month

Chad Romanick died on Sept. 15, 2017, following a standoff with police. (Dan Taekema/CBC News - image credit)
Chad Romanick died on Sept. 15, 2017, following a standoff with police. (Dan Taekema/CBC News - image credit)

A date has been announced for a coroner's inquest into the 2017 death of Chad Romanick.

Romanick, 34, was found dead in a garage on Betts Avenue in Windsor after a standoff with police on Sept. 15 of that year.

The mandatory inquest is scheduled to take place over eight days starting on March 25. A dozen witnesses are expected to testify.

Romanick died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

In 2018, the SIU found there were no reasonable grounds to lay charges against officers.

The purpose of the inquest is to look at the circumstances surrounding how Romanick died. A jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing other deaths.