An inquest into the death of a man while being arrested two years ago, is set to begin today in Hamilton.
36-year old James Kiteley died while being arrested after two men caught him stealing their television.
They held him for police, and during the arrest, a police officer hit Kiteley with his knee while putting handcuffs on.
Kiteley died the next day in Hamilton General Hospital of asphyxia from a compression on his torso and external neck compression.
The Special Investigations Unit later cleared police of any criminal wrongdoing in Kiteley’s death.
An inquest is mandatory when an individual dies in an encounter involving police.