Mother of elevator victim hopes inquiry holds answers
Edmonton - A fatality inquiry is the last hope for answers, the mother of a 16-year-old boy who fell down a courthouse elevator shaft to his death says.
"Their investigation is over and I still don't know anything," Lorena Young says of a review done by police and Crown attorneys. "And that isn't fair."I'm the child's mother. I have a right to know."
Wednesday, Justice Minister Dave Hancock announced that charges would not be laid against the two guards who were escorting Kyle Young when he died.
Police say there is insufficient evidence about what happened that day to proceed with any charges, and it has been determined Young's death wasn't criminal.
Hancock says a review shows that the guards used reasonable force. He says the guards were using enough force while Young was against the elevator door to knock the door open and dislodge it.
I'm very sorry, but force sufficient to knock an elevator door off its tracks is in no way "reasonable." These guys got away with one here.