The jury sitting at the Inquest into the death of Lisa Cheryl Dudley issued a set of strong recommendations to presiding Coroner Brynne Redford yesterday. Most of the recommendations are aimed at improving police responses to reports of “shots fired” and other events that may involve grievous injury. Other recommendations are aimed at improving the ability of paramedics and other emergency workers to respond effectively to serious injuries.
Lisa Dudley was shot by an assailant, in her home, on September 18, 2008. A neighbour who heard the shooting called police. Police officers responded by driving the streets of Ms. Dudley’s neighbourhood but did not speak to the neighbour. Four days later, Ms. Dudley was found, still conscious but seriously wounded. She died as she was being transported to an air ambulance.