Appeal Court acquits second Mountie of perjury in Dziekanski Taser death

Robert Dziekanski
Robert Dziekanski

source: The Province
published: 5 June 2015

The British Columbia Appeal Court has tossed out a bid by prosecutors to overturn a not-guilty verdict in the case of a Mountie accused of lying to the public inquiry into Robert Dziekanski’s death.

The decision brings relief for Const. Bill Bentley, who said on Friday he’s happy his years-long court battle appears to be over.

Bentley was among four officers who confronted Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport in October 2007, when the Polish immigrant was stunned with a Taser and died.

All four officers were charged with perjury for allegedly colluding and giving false testimony at a subsequent public inquiry into Dziekanski’s death.

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