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Jury releases 25 recommendations for RCMP, gov't after shooting death inquest


After hearing two weeks of testimony, a coroner's jury looking into the death of Felix Taqqaugaq released 25 recommendations, which include expanding mental health training for police officers and improving access to certified Inuktitut translators.

Taqqaugaq, a 30-year-old Inuk man with schizophrenia, was shot by RCMP in his Igloolik home in 2012. The incident prompted a coroner's inquest, in which RCMP officers testified that the fatal shot came as Taqqaugaq charged at an officer with a knife.


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