The British Columbia government has filed perjury charges against four members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in connection with the death of a Polish migrant who died after being tasered in 2007.
Charged were Constables Billy Bentley, Kwesi Millington and Gerry Rundell and Cpl. Benjamin Robinson. They are scheduled to make the first court appearance on June 29 in connection with their testimony on how they handled Robert Dziekanski after he arrived at the Vancouver Airport.
The Polish migrant’s death made headlines and led to the formation of an independent investigating panel as well as reform of the Canadian police’s use of the electronic stun gun.
According to Special Prosecutor Richard Peck, who reviewed the case for months, the four Mounties will not be tried for Dziekanski’s death or charged with obstructing justice after the death because of the high chance they could not be convicted.
Peck said the perjury charges stemmed from the Mounties alleged lies at a public investigation into the migrant’s death when they stated that Dziekanski was violent and refused to cooperate. However, their statements were belied by a bystander’s video of the tasering incident.
In: World News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, taser death, mounties, rcmp, polish immigrant
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (load item map)
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