Ex-Mountie convicted of perjury after Vancouver taser-death inquiry


Robert Dziekanski
Robert Dziekanski

source: The Globe & Mail
published: 20 March 2015

A former Mountie who was involved in Robert Dziekanski’s death and was later held up by the force as an example of a bad apple within its ranks was convicted on Friday of perjury for his testimony at a public inquiry.

Former corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson was charged along with three other officers for their testimony at hearings that examined what happened when Mr. Dziekanski was stunned with a taser at Vancouver’s airport and died in October, 2007.

He is the second of the officers to be convicted of perjury. One officer was acquitted and another is awaiting a verdict.

Mr. Robinson’s case had the most notoriety. He was the senior officer on the scene at the airport and was later convicted of obstruction of justice in an unrelated case involving a fatal vehicle accident.

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