Perjury case against Dziekanski Mounties postponed
Four officers charged with perjury during Braidwood inquiry
The case of four Mounties charged with perjury during the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver airport in 2007 has been postponed until Sept. 28.
Constables Bill Bentley, Kwesi Millington, Gerry Rundell and Cpl. Benjamin Robinson are accused of lying about their actions when they confronted Dziekanski and stunned him multiple times with a Taser.
They were scheduled to appear in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday to face perjury charges. The officers did not appear in court. Lawyers appeared on their behalf and asked for a change of date.
Dziekanski, 41, died in the secure arrivals area of Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007, moments after he was shot with RCMP stun guns. His death ignited an international debate about the police use of stun guns.
The Mounties told commissioner Thomas Braidwood they feared for their safety when Dziekanski picked up a stapler, but Braidwood rejected their testimony in his final report.