By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston announced that a Coroner’s Jury reached a finding in the June 2, 2019 death of 23-year-old Miles Anthony Hall of Walnut Creek, following a shootout with police. The finding of the jury is that the death is at the hands of another person, other than by accident. (See related article)
The Coroner’s Jury yesterday reached the 11-0 verdict after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by the hearing officer, Matthew Guichard.
A Coroner’s Inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving police officers, is a public hearing, during which a jury rules on the manner of a person’s death. Jury members can choose from the following four options when making their finding: Accident, Suicide, Natural Causes, or At the hands of another person, other than by accident.