Friday, June 19th, 2009
It’s time to put this sordid thing to bed. And the desired outcome isn’t just to sacrifice these four officers – but to ensure there’s deep structural changes in the RCMP. We’ve been down this road before.
Flashback: Judge: B.C. taser probe can rule on Mountie misconduct issue | Mounties want to bar Taser inquiry from finding misconduct | RCMP spokesman told to hold off correcting false details of Dziekanski incident, inquiry hears | RCMP supervising officer contradicts earlier testimony in Dziekanski inquiry | RCMP to face no charges in case of TASERed Polish immigrant: Report | Mountie involved in fatal crash was supervisor at time of airport Taser death | Perjury: Is it different for cops? | Mounties censor Taser report
Petti Fong, Toronto Star
June 19, 2009
Inquiry on hold after explosive email emerges
VANCOUVER — An email from the RCMP’s top officer in B.C. asserting that the four members involved in the Vancouver airport incident with Robert Dziekanski planned to use the Taser even before arriving at the scene has caused a halt to the inquiry into the death of the Polish immigrant.
Commission chair Thomas Braidwood called the disclosure of the email “appalling” and “highly relevant.”
He ordered this morning the public inquiry be shut down until September for more evidence to be presented.