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Michael Naglingniq argues charter rights breached by Nunavut RCMP

RCMP car logoNaglingniq testifies he was pepper-sprayed while strapped to a restraint chair

By John Van Dusen, CBC News, Aug 7, 2015

A court case pitting the testimony of three Nunavut RCMP police officers against the charter rights of a 25-year-old Iqaluit resident over missing evidence, the use of pepper spray and a restraint chair will resume in September.

Michael Naglingniq is facing charges of uttering death threats to two police officers and breach of probation after he was arrested June 17, 2013 after a night of drinking.

His defence lawyer, Tamara Fairchild, is arguing the charges should be stayed as a result of abuses to Naglingniq’s charter rights following his arrest.

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