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

rcmp-truck-dirtFelix Taqqaugaq, 30, was shot by police 3 times at his home in Igloolik in 2012

By Nick Murray, CBC News, November 2, 2016

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. Read the rest of this entry

McDougall inquest delayed after witness changes account of police shooting


Craig McDougall. Photo: CBC News.

Craig McDougall was shot and killed by police in August 2008

By Jillian Taylor, CBC News, August 8, 2016

The family of a man shot and killed by police will have to keep waiting for answers.

The inquest into his death was delayed after one of the witnesses dramatically changed their story.

“The nature of the evidence we’ve been given throws a very big wrench into what we had expected to happen,” said Corey Shefman, who is the McDougall family’s lawyer. Read the rest of this entry

Site C shooting ‘forever’ links Anonymous activist, farmer


After RCMP officers fatally shot a masked man outside a Site C open house in 2015, the IIO took over the investigation. But they never interviewed a man linked to the shooting. (CBC)

Retired farmer whose Site C protest triggered RCMP shooting never interviewed by investigators

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, July 18, 2016

A man linked to the fatal RCMP shooting of a a masked activist with Anonymous was never interviewed by investigators for B.C.’s police watchdog.

“They have never gotten ahold of me. No, never,” Terry Hadland told CBC News one year after officers killed James McIntyre outside an open house for the controversial Site C dam in northeastern B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Unmasked: The face of Anonymous activist shot dead by RCMP


The first glimpse of the face of the masked Anonymous ‘comrade’ shot dead by RCMP is this yearbook photo of James McIntyre from 1979. (Contributed)

James McIntyre a ‘gentle, innocent’ who loved model trains, concerned by Site C

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, July 14, 2016

One year after a masked man linked to Anonymous was shot dead by RCMP in northeastern B.C., a relative wants to reveal the true face of James McIntyre.

McIntyre, 48, was killed on a sidewalk by officers responding to a call about a disturbance at an open house for BC Hydro’s controversial Site C dam project in Dawson Creek on July 16, 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Police killed northern Ontario First Nation man, inquest jury concludes

opp-cruiserJury recommends better mental health services, more police training

By Jody Porter, CBC News, May 13, 2016

The jury at the coroner’s inquest into the death of a Lac Seul First Nation man, shot by provincial police in 2010, made recommendations this week that police find ways to respond more quickly to critical incidents in northwestern Ontario.

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Police shoot and kill man in Algonquin community of Lac Simon, Quebec

by Tom Fennario, APTN National News, April 7, 2016

LAC SIMON, QUE– A man was killed by police in the Algonquin community of Lac Simon Wednesday evening.

Lac Simon police responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time.

A number of sources in the community say the man was Sandy Michel of Lac Simon. Read the rest of this entry

Anonymous and the Dawson Creek shooting

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B.C. man fatally shot by RCMP identified, Anonymous vows revenge

Anonymous claims attack on RCMP websites in response to Dawson Creek shooting

Anonymous guy fawkes mask 1CTV News, July 19, 2015

The hacktivist group Anonymous says it took down the RCMP’s national website Sunday as part of a campaign to avenge a fallen “comrade,” who died in a police-involved shooting in Dawson Creek, B.C. this week.

Members of the group have claimed responsibility for a series of cyberattacks against RCMP websites on Sunday, while also threatening to reveal the identity of the RCMP officer involved in the fatal shooting. Read the rest of this entry

Dawson Creek police shoot man who refused to throw away weapon, witness claims

Image captured from video moments after RCMP shoot a man allegedly holding a knife in Dawson Creek, BC.

Image captured from video moments after RCMP shoot a man allegedly holding a knife in Dawson Creek, BC.

Provincial police watchdog investigating the shooting in northeastern B.C.

By Tamara Baluja, CBC News, July 17, 2015

A masked man who was shot and killed by police officers in Dawson Creek, B.C., had refused to throw away his knife, even as he lay bleeding from his wound, says a witness.

Mike Irmen was walking toward a local restaurant on Thursday evening when he happened upon two officers pointing guns at the suspect. He says there was lots of screaming back and forth as the officers told the suspect to put his weapon down.  Read the rest of this entry