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.