Questions raised over SA Clavell siege

February 09, 2018

Police actions leading up to Rodney Clavell's death have been questioned at an inquest.

The South Australian deputy coroner is set to begin an inquest into the death of fugitive Rodney Clavell, who was found shot dead in an Adelaide brothel after a day-long stand-off with police.

Anthony Schapel will take evidence from senior police from Friday as he investigates the circumstances leading up to Clavell's death in 2014.

The 46-year-old, who was on the run from police for two weeks, was thought to have shot himself during the 12-hour siege.

He was considered South Australia's most wanted person at the time after a string of offences, with police raiding more than 80 properties as they tried to track him down.

Before apparently taking his own life, Clavell had released four women from the brothel as police called on him to give himself up and end the incident peacefully.

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