RCMP were afraid to let officers testify at inquest of Nunavut man shot by police

New details emerged into how a 30-year-old man was shot by RCMP at his own home as a coroner's inquest got underway in Igloolik, Nunavut, Tuesday — including the fact the RCMP was afraid to let its officers testify in person.

On March 20, 2012, two RCMP officers went to the home of Felix Taqqaugaq after getting a call from someone in the community who became concerned after hearing Taqqaugaq ranting on the community's local radio station.

Taqqaugaq had schizophrenia and was being treated for mental health issues, according to the coroner's facts.