- Austin Maniyogena died in September 2018 after sustaining a head wound in police control.
- In May, Nunavut’s chief coroner will have an inquest into the demise of a Kugluktuk man in RCMP custody.
A man died of a head injury while kept in police custody:
According to a representative from the coroner’s office, Austin Maniyogena died from a head wound he sustained on Sept. 19, 2018.
According to the coroner’s office, Maniyogena had been charged for allegedly driving an ATV while drunk.
The inquest will be held at the assembly hall in Kugluktuk from May 2 to 6.
Maniyogena was 22 and passed after he was medevaced to Yellowknife.
The happening led to an external probe led by the Calgary Police Services. At the time, the name of the target was not released. Chief Coroner Khen Sagadraca was not available to remark.
The Nunavut RCMP did not reply to why RCMP didn’t give a press release regarding the in-custody demise when it happened.
Nunavut’s deputy coroner, Khen Sagadraca, couldn’t offer much more details than stating the office is conducting its own “preliminary inquiry” into the events surrounding the demise.
Neither the Nunavut coroner, Calgary Police Services, nor Nunavut RCMP has released the victim’s name.
Source – cbc.ca