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NunatsiaqOnline 2016-01-21: NEWS: Coroner’s inquest finally called into Igloolik police shooting death

22.1.16

NunatsiaqOnline 2016-01-21: NEWS: Coroner’s inquest finally called into Igloolik police shooting death: “The purpose of this inquest is to explore the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Felix Taqqaugaq who died in Igloolik on Mar. 20, 2012 following a confrontation with RCMP members,” the news release said.

Anyone who wishes to participate or make a presentation is invited to call the coroner’s office at 867-975-6318.

Taqqaugaq, a 29-year-old man with a history of mental illness, was fatally shot by police who had attended his home after someone from the community called in a complaint.

Elizabeth Kappaniaq told Nunatsiaq News last October that most people in town knew her brother Felix — a father and husband — was being treated and medicated for mental illness.

She said she had an understanding with local RCMP officers that they would call her first if her brother was having problems because she was adept at calming him down and diffusing potentially volatile situations.


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