Ex-Mountie jailed for lying about death


Robert Dziekanski
Robert Dziekanski

source: The Star Phoenix 
published: 25 July 2015

The lies a former Mountie told a public inquiry damaged the reputation of the RCMP and undermined confidence in the once-trusted institution, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said Friday.

Justice Nathan Smith sentenced former corporal Benjamin “Monty” Robinson to two years less a day, one year of probation and 240 hours of community service for lying to the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski.

Robinson was the senior officer in charge on Oct. 14, 2007, when Dziekanski was jolted with a Taser and died at Vancouver’s airport.

Smith found him guilty last March, ruling he colluded with four fellow officers to make up testimony that they gave at the inquiry.

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