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Police involved in Pole’s taser death convicted of perjury

March 20, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A former Royal Canadian Mounted police officer who used a Taser on a Polish immigrant who died at Vancouver’s airport has been convicted 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 Robert Dziekanski was stunned with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport and died in October 2007.

Dziekanski died at Vancouver International Airport after being shocked five times with a Taser stun gun by police in an incident that was widely viewed after the release of a witness’ amateur video.

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

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