Police involved in Pole’s taser death convicted of perjury
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.