New twist in Dziekanski perjury case
Four screen grabs from witness video showing Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski in the arrival area of the Vancouver International Airport on October 14, 2007. Monday’s coroner’s report found the 40-year-old died from a heart attack moments after four RCMP officers shocked him five times with a Taser. No charges were ever laid in connection with Dziekanski’s death and this week's coroner’s ruling does not imply fault or blame. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Crown prosecutors have amended indictments against two Mounties involved in the death of Robert Dziekanski.
The Polish immigrant died after being tazered multiple times by RCMP officers in the arrivals lounge at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.
The incident sparked the Braidwood Inquiry and eventually led to perjury charges against four officers, one of whom has been acquitted.
On Thursday, however, the crown amended indictments against two of the officers involved, Const. Kwesi Millington and Monty Robinson, a former corporal.
The Crown wouldn’t comment on details about why the amendments were filed, but media reports said the indictments now allege the two lied to the Braidwood Inquiry when they testified they hadn’t spoken about the incident after it happened.
The three remaining perjury trials are expected to take place this year.