Supreme Court to hear RCMP appeals in Robert Dziekanski case
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has previously upheld both convictions
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear appeals from two men convicted of perjury in connection with a notorious stun-gun encounter in Vancouver.
RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington was sentenced to 30 months in prison for testimony he gave to an inquiry examining the October 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski, who was jolted several times with a Taser at Vancouver's airport.
Millington and former RCMP corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson were found guilty of colluding to make up testimony.
Dziekanski was taken down by the Taser shortly after Millington, Robinson and two other officers arrived at the airport in response to reports of a distraught man.
Robinson was sentenced to two years less a day, one year of probation and 240 hours of community service.
This is not what Dziekanski's mother Zofia Cisowski wanted to hear, according to her lawyer Walter Kosteckyj.
"She's disappointed that the matter has gone to a further appeal...She believes that the verdict was appropriate and she thought it was ended but clearly it's not...My client would have liked to see an end to it all.
It's been eight years since the Braidwood inquiry into Dziekanski's death ended and the matter went to court.
"Ultimately, the Supreme Court will render its judgement and this matter will finally be put to rest, " Kosteckyj said.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld both convictions. As usual, the Supreme Court did not give reasons for deciding to hear the cases.
With files from Manjula Dufresne