Justin Chipman case returns to court today
The court case of Justin Michael Chipman, 26, resumes today in provincial court in St. John’s.
Justin Michael Chipman — Photo by Josh Pennell/The Telegram
Chipman was involved in an RNC sting gone wrong last winter when he was witnessed breaking into a vehicle at the MUN Field House parking lot.
Instead of the night ending with a simple arrest, an RNC officer fired a shot at the vehicle Chipman was in and an officer was injured as Chipman got away in the stolen vehicle.
Chipman is facing several charges of assaulting a peace officer and assault with a weapon. Chipman’s lawyer is arguing that his Charter right’s were violated when police used accessive force and also conducted an illegal search of his home.