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September 22, 2009

Unacceptable RCMP coverup of the killing of Robert Dziekanski

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 AND WHAT NO BAD RCMP COPS FACED ANY JAIL TIME FOR THIS YET?

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CP VANCOUVER – A woman concerned about Robert Dziekanski a few hours before he was shocked by an RCMP Taser and died says an immigration officer at Vancouver’s airport deflected her concerns about the man. Gracie Churchill-Browne, a Spanish interpreter, told a public inquiry into his death that Dziekanski looked “tired and frustrated” and clearly couldn’t speak English, but the officer she spoke to told her “he’s a big boy.” So much for the competent, professional  RCMP!

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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/allowing-the-cops-to-use-the-internet-to-spy-on-anyone-makes-an-unacceptable-police-state/

Dziekanski inquiry resumes after three-month break to focus on RCMP email VANCOUVER, B.C. – The public inquiry into Robert Dziekanski’s death resumes Tuesday to examine an internal RCMP email that put the hearings on hold three months ago.  

 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The lawyer for Robert Dziekanski’s mother says the B.C. government should replace the RCMP with a provincial police force.  Dziekanski died nearly two years ago at Vancouver’s airport after he was shocked with a Taser by four Mounties.  In his final submission at a public inquiry into the death, lawyer Walter Kosteckyj says the RCMP acts as the provincial police force in British Columbia, but doesn’t want to be held accountable to the provincial legislature.  The RCMP officers themselves have claimed the provincial inquiry has no jurisdiction over them.  And Kosteckyj says the government of Canada will make the same argument in its final submissions this week.  He says that’s undemocratic, and the only solution is to stop using the Mounties in B.C. and instead create a province-wide force.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091005/national/taser_inquiry
 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At best, the four RCMP officers who confronted Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport and stunned him several times with a Taser panicked, the lawyer for Robert Dziekanski’s mother told the public inquiry into his death Monday.  At worst, they arrived with a plan to use what amounted to excessive force, Walter Kosteckyj said in his final submission to the inquiry.  Either way, the Mounties failed to live up to their training and the law, he said.  “The Tasering of Mr. Dziekanski at its best would be characterized as a premature, hurried and panicked response, and at the worst was a premeditated and planned attack,” Kosteckyj said  Kosteckyj said the officers acted improperly from the moment they entered the airport, not taking time to assess the situation or communicate with Dziekanski, and resorting to the Taser within seconds of approaching the man.  Despite the officers’ claims to the contrary, Kosteckyj said the swiftness of their response suggests they approached Dziekanski already planning to use the stun gun. Kosteckyj spent more than 10 minutes listing discrepancies, including the Mounties’ repeated assertions that Dziekanski stood through the Taser jolts, had to be tackled to the ground, and was coming at the officers yelling with his hands above his head when the Taser was fired.  And he said airport officials made the “unconscionable” decisions not to call the facility’s own firefighters after Dziekanski was stunned and to not bring an automatic defibrillator to the scene despite a standing policy to do so.   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091005/national/taser_inquiry

Poland disappointed with lack of charges in taser case Globe and Mail   Poland remains disappointed that no criminal charges were laid against four Mounties who tasered Robert Dziekanski, suggesting video footage of the 2007 incident encourages an instinctive reaction that “wrong-doers be made accountable through criminal

Mr. Robert Dziekanski did not deserve to die but he died because incompetent, immoral RCMP police officers neglected  their training and obligation to the public, clearly acted excessively and in haste,  and wrongfully escalated  almost instantly to the conducted energy Taser weapon, had killed an innocent  man in the process.  The four RCMP officers on the scene had wrongfully overreacted to the situation before them. An innocent man died as a result of their misjudgment and excessive use of force. “

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Their after-incident reports at the time disagree with the video evidence and, more damagingly, with their sworn statements to the Braidwood commission. They each claimed Mr. Dziekanski refused to co-operate with them, although the video evidence seems to indicate he, being a non-speaker of English, was complying the best he could with commands they gave by gesture. And while they insisted he became “combative,” picked up a stapler to use as a weapon and lunged at them, none of that is supported in the video recordings. More damning for me was what the officers told paramedics on the scene. While the officers had jolted Mr. Dziekanski five times with their Taser, they informed paramedics they had stunned the blue-faced, convulsive, breathless victim only once, a possible sign that even then they knew they had done something wrong and were preparing a common cover story.”

  And ever since, their RCMP superiors also falsely have been attempting to cover up their blameworthiness.  They tried to block a comprehensive video taken at the scene from being made public. They resisted an inquiry, whitewashed their own findings and, as we learned this week, kept 18,000 documents — some highly damaging — from being seen by the formal inquiry and from the public. These great  unacceptable transgressions — the attempts also  by the brass to keep the truth from coming out — is the basic managerial  problem now plaguing the  once-proud national police force. It confirms the massive institutional rot and corrosive culture at all of the  echelons of the RCMP.  An RCMP formal  apologize for its role in all this is not enough. All  Mounties who helped perpetrate a cover-up should be sacked.

Retired judge Thomas Braidwood in the first half of his findings following the inquiry into the taser death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski in Vancouver, British Columbia July 23, 2009. Braidwood said the police should restrict the use of taser stun guns. The inquiry was called after Dziekanski died from use of a taser used by Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Vancouver Airport in 2007.

This hearing also has been a good undeniable example of the unacceptable RCMP false denials, lies, slander, distortions, RCMP managerial incompetence now as well..

It TRULY has even a sad, debauching  spectacle in our Canadian public life watching the RCMP continually gouge themselves at the Braidwood inquiry into the Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski two years ago at Vancouver International airport? The RCMP a once, now past  proud institution, in the past one of the best known icons of Canada, Canada wide and  in the rest of the world now rightfully has taken it’s place in the waste, trash bins. The RCMP though  it still seems hell-bent on destroying its last shreds of any competence, truthfulness, integrity, professionalism and credibility. Why? The clear evidence already has shown us all, shows   that the RCMP knew days before video of Mr. Dziekanski’s killing became public that it had a serious, time bomb ticking in its hands. Instead of  dealing  with it in a professional, competent manner,  by even still now rightfully suspending the officers involved, and themselves instead conducting a thorough internal investigation, the incompetent RCMP Managers top brass  had  instead devised a false cover-up to mute or at least minimize the negative consequences. But that is what they have been doing all the long anyway. This was, is unacceptable. THEY ALL STILL NOW SHOULD BE DISMISSED FROM THE FORCE TOO. Even just as shameful is the way the force has continued to justify its officers’ behaviour and its own actions in papering over their offences. Instead of sweeping clean, even the new Commissioner William Elliott has quickly become the false RCMP’s apologist-in-chief. The Mounties can begin to restore their reputation only if they punish all those involved here and make them take their rightful dues. May this Force not be with you any longer. Now why it took anyone such a long time to expose, deal with all this police corruption in the first place is still a good question too.
 

Poland’s top civil-rights watchdog says a crucial e-mail dissected at the Braidwood inquiry this week suggests the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski was “deliberate, intentional and planned in advance.”  The comment by Janusz Kochanowski, Poland’s commissioner for civil-rights protection, is included in a letter to be sent next week to Canada’s director of public prosecutions. Mr. Kochanowski is an independent officer appointed by the Polish government to monitor and uphold the civil rights of Polish citizens at home and abroad.  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/dziekanski-death-deliberate-watchdog/article1300732/

 
Chief Supt. Dick Bent told Assistant Commissioner Al McIntyre that Supt. Wayne Rideout told him the officers who used a Taser on Dziekanski discussed using the weapon on their way to the scene. That contradicted testimony the Mounties themselves gave earlier in the Braidwood inquiry looking into Dziekanski’s death two years ago.   “The three RCMP officials cited in the email will be called during the three days of hearings and are expected to tell the inquiry that the email was the result of a misunderstanding.” This is such garbage. Those idiot cops have done more to hurt the image of the RCMP with this incident than any group of corrupt police has done in the last decade. Looking the public RIGHT IN THE EYE and bald-faced LYING! As if we’re supposed to forgive them for this or something. What a farce. The reputation of the RCMP is falling fast if they ‘stand up for their own’ on this one. And now they will try to make everyone believe that the email was a “misunderstanding” of some sort? They’re not fooling anyone and won’t be anytime soon.  The only reason they’re not in jail is because they have badge. It’s ridiculous.If these four men aren’t charged with contempt of court at the very least, I will withdraw all support and pride in the RCMP I ever had. At this point, it’s next to nothing anyway. This whole thing, start to finish is disgusting, and a disgrace to Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/22/dziekanski-braidwood-inquiry-email183.html
 
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RCMP tests Tasers that record video. I wonder how many chips containing video data will get lost, or mislaid after these things are used? Sorry, but I am no longer willing to trust the RCMP. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/09/24/tech-taser-video-camera.html

Taser testimony gaps ‘beyond belief’: B.C. inquiry lawyer Vancouver Province September 24,  VANCOUVER — The four RCMP officers who Tasered and restrained Robert Dziekanski kept working together for weeks after the Polish immigrant died in their custody at the Vancouver International Airport. Yet the four officers previously told the inquiry probing his October 2007 death that they never had the opportunity to discuss the case, either at work, at a debriefing session or in phone calls or e-mails. But on its 61st and final day of hearings, the Braidwood inquiry into Dziekanski’s death heard Wednesday from RCMP Sgt. Doug Wright — the immediate supervisor of the four Mounties involved in the Tasering — that the four kept working together “for two or three weeks.” Then, Wright admitted, three of the four were sent on a training course together in Chilliwack, B.C. Outside the courtroom, Polish government lawyer Don Rosenbloom called Wright’s evidence “just beyond belief.” Walter Kosteckyj, lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother, Zofia Cisowski, agreed. “You’ve got four people that work together, they go through what is obviously a traumatic experience, and then they continue to work together for three weeks — and then three of them get sent to do a training course together. “What would common sense dictate? Of course they would discuss this incident.” http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Taser+testimony+gaps+beyond+belief+inquiry+lawyer/2030021/story.html

Judge disbelieves RCMP acquits defendant.  A B.C. judge has acquitted a man on a charge of aggravated assault, saying she did not believe testimony from the Mounties involved in his arrest. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marvyn Koenigsberg says officers in Burns Lake, B.C., used excessive force in subduing Andrew Fidler following his arrest in October 2006 for assault, and breached his charter rights. In the written ruling earlier this month, Koenigsberg said disclosure of records from the RCMP was a “continuing problem” throughout the trial and she finally ordered the entire police file handed over to the court. “Throughout the trial … difficulties were encountered with disclosure of documentation from the Burns Lake detachment,” Koenigsberg noted in the Sept. 14 ruling. “Not only was there late disclosure, the disclosure was piecemeal and necessitated the court, in exasperation the last few days of the trial, to order the entire file of Mr. Fidler’s encounters with (RCMP)… to be brought to court.” Among the documents then discovered was an RCMP internal report that directly conflicted with what the arresting officers had told the court under oath regarding whether or not Fidler was ordered out of his home by the arresting Mounties. Koenigsberg noted that a security camera at the detachment was operating the night Fidler was brought in, but the surveillance video of the detachment and the cells was inexplicably erased. It’s not the first time Mounties have come under fire for their record-keeping and disclosure of information following controversial arrests. The public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will resume Tuesday to deal with the disclosure of internal emails that surfaced just as the inquiry was to wrap up. The correspondence raised questions about the testimony of the four officers involved in the incident about whether they discussed using a Taser as they headed to the airport to respond to the call. Critics have said questions about the Mounties’ testimony, and documents from before and after Dziekanski’s death, raise questions about whether the RCMP were truthful about what happened in Dziekanski’s death.  It is so sad and disappointing the degree to which the RCMP as an organization has squandered their inspirational heritage and squandered the public trust. Over 100 years brave, stellar professionals have morphed into a lying, deceitful, self-serving bureaucracy. The rot simply has to be removed from the force if Canadians are to have any form of faith in them again.  hahaha, the RCMP has got to be good fodder for comedy!  if we cannot trust the people paid to protect us to carry out their duties within the law, honestly, and with integrity (who can we trust )..  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/09/21/bc-rcmp-court-judgment.html

EDMONTON – A veteran Mountie serving in Edmonton’s major crime unit has been charged with seven criminal offences following a investigation into a family fight.  Cpl. Kelly Gulaga faces five counts of assault, one of forcible confinement and one firearms offence.  RCMP spokesman Cpl. Wayne Oakes says Gulaga, a 19-year Mountie veteran, has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case.  The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says it began conducting the investigation in July.  ASIRT says Gulaga appeared in St. Albert provincial court on Monday and was released with conditions.  Gulaga is to appear in court again on Oct. 5 for election and plea. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090922/national/mountie_assault_charges

OUR Civil society can not afford to discount any kind of bad police behavior.. time to convict the RCMP of all of their crimes, thus  make a good example of them rightfully too

VANCOUVER — Just a week before the two-year anniversary of her son’s death at Vancouver International Airport, Zofia Cisowski has filed a lawsuit for damages .  The lawsuit against the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Vancouver Airport Authority seeks damages for psychological injury, the loss of her son, Robert Dziekanski, and her inability to work since the incident. The suit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, also seeks punitive damages. Dziekanski, 40, died on Oct. 14, 2007, after being Tasered five times by four RCMP officers responding to a 911 call at the airport. Dziekanski, who was immigrating to Canada to live with his mother, had become frustrated after a 20-hour flight from Poland, then spending about 11 hours in the international arrivals area of the airport. He was unable to contact his mother, who was waiting for him in another area. Cisowski’s lawsuit, filed a week before the statute of limitations would go into effect, said the conduct of the RCMP and four officers breached the Charter of Rights and was “an abuse of power, reprehensible, malicious, oppressive and high-handed.” The suit claims negligence, assault and battery, malfeasance and charter violations by the RCMP. http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Dziekanski+sues+RCMP+border+agency+airport/2082604/story.html
 
WE ALREADY KNEW THAT A LONG TIME AGO, IT IS JUST BASIC COMMON SENSE AND  THAT IS WHY WE DO NOW HAVE A HEARING NOW TOO

 

RCMP shouldn’t investigate RCMP, says officer in charge of Dziekanski case Tue Sep 22, 7:47 PM  VANCOUVER, B.C. – The senior Mountie who was in charge of the investigation into Robert Dziekanski’s death says the national police force shouldn’t investigate itself…Supt. Wayne Rideout was in charge of criminal operations in the region and headed the investigation into Dziekanski’s death in October 2007, after four RCMP officers stunned him with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport.  he says bringing in an outside body would avoid the sort of public perception problems that have plagued the Dziekanski case.  Just last month, the RCMP’s federal watchdog also said the force shouldn’t investigate itself, although the RCMP has resisted turning over such cases to outside bodies. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/unwanted-rcmp/
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On December 12, 2008, the Criminal Justice Branch of British Columbia issued a statement, finding that although the RCMP officers’ efforts to restrain Dziekański were a contributing cause of his death, the force they used to subdue and restrain him was reasonable and necessary in all the circumstances; thus there would not be a substantial likelihood of conviction of the officers in connection with the incident and accordingly criminal charges were not approved.[28] Three of the officers remain on duty elsewhere in Canada, while the supervisor, Corporal Benjamin “Monty” Robinson, resigned from the force on July 20, 2012 in anticipation of a sentencing hearing after being found guilty of obstruction of justice[29] stemming from the death of a 21-year old Vancouver man.[30][31][32]
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DO SEE ALSO

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/cops-lie-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/rcmp-likely-needs-to-be-totally-disbanded/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/rcmp-2/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/new-rcmp-policy-on-tasers-restricts-use/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/the-murderous-rcmp/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/rcmp-mounties/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/the-serious-loss-of-trust-into-the-rcmp/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/the-bad-bad-rcmp-bad-conservatives-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/not-again-at-it-again/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/it-is-getting-worse-for-the-rcmp/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/mickey-mouse-rcmp-police-canada/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/liars-mounties-misleading-everyone/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/murderous-cops-coverup-is-ongoing/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/7479/

March 25, 2009

Liars- Mounties ‘misleading everyone’

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You know I get a kick out of those lying spin  doctors, from police officers, bad cops, union representatives, police lovers  who say that bad people, bad cops and their bad supervisors too they  can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. The hypocrtical police tend not to believe that bad cons can be helped only bad cops… and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse.. The RCMP maximum 10 days punishment is always absurd, permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad cops and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too..http://www2.canada.com/burnabynow/news/community/story.html?id=8d1d3edf-7582-4031-93f0-d6efddf13a8d

Now why are the clearly foolish Canadian  justice ministers, cops, so foolish still  that they do now even think that they can turn the clock backwards and continue again doing the very same bad things now that they all have even been exposed for what they realy are world wide even.. they are bad people who abuse citizens and obstruct justice and do need to be put into prison themselves. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/25147/

It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account.

that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure. 

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Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..

Alberta should not renew RCMP contract

“And the RCMP has changed, for the worse. At the headquarters level there hasn’t been a good report in years. Various inquiries have found incompetence, poor training, poor discipline, poor co-ordination and communication, and outright dishonesty. Those inquiries have used phrases like “horribly broken,” “often flawed,” “not justified” and so on.

News reports made it clear that RCMP investigations into embarrassing and fatal actions of their own members were inadequate to the point of being a coverup. At the field level there were many reports of highly dubious shootings by RCMP members, and criminal investigations into the conduct of members when off duty. Former RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli resigned in disgrace after giving conflicting statements to a Parliamentary committee. ” http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/Alberta+should+renew+RCMP+contract/3498184/story.html?cid=megadrop_story 

This is not a new revelation I myself now had detailed to you about 25 years ago my own experience in Canmore Alberta with the perverse RCMP where I got 2 speeding tickets on the same spot years apart and how the RCMP next also had covered up for it’s pervere buddies, and I had also entered my complaint about their perverse acts into the Canmore Queens court record as well now.

 

 
  One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a cop  is really like, is work with him  just for one whole day,.. and   what   you now saw next.. lying, bullying, control freak..
 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/

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The actual needless number of times the arriving polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski  was shocked by the RCMP in the Vancouver Airport  , as well as the actual speed with which the Taser was deployed, have also been issues at the ongoing BC RCMP -Robert Dziekanski   inquiry, along with the clearly VERY POOR  manner in which next the stunned Robert Dziekanski  was monitored and treated by the RCMP after his collapse. 
  

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The Braidwood Inquiry into the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski has been blown up and left in ruins by the revelation a key RCMP e-mail was withheld from the commission. After months of outrage about the conduct of the four Mounties who responded to Vancouver Airport Oct. 14, 2007, who can believe that at the last minute, a federal lawyer would produce what many would consider a smoking gun — an e-mail saying the officers decided to use the Taser before confronting the Polish immigrant? If true, the Nov. 5, 2007, e-mail titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,” from RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre, establishes the four have been lying through their teeth. This critical document suggests the four officers committed perjury and that senior officers sat silent while they did so. Worse, it seems there are many other documents that have not been turned over that may be relevant. This e-mail was one of 260 documents on a CD sent by the RCMP to the justice department last April, yet the federal lawyers didn’t open the CD until last week.. Commissioner William Elliott’s carefully parsed press release was equally unbelievable: “This was simply an oversight. Unfortunately in an exercise of this magnitude, such an oversight can occur.” Bollocks. No one but a moron overlooks the import of an e-mail like this. The officers deny the explosive content is true and Roberts says Bent was wrong in what he said. But their protestations ring hollow after almost 18 months of bluster and denial. So does Elliott’s threadbare these-things-happen excuse. The situation is as bad as the most virulent critics of the Mounties feared. This is no longer about four officers who made mistakes in judgment: It’s about an organization that thinks it is above the law.  .It is time to thank commissioner Braidwood for his excellent work in bringing these unsettling facts to light and it’s time to appoint a special prosecutor.  The B.C. Law Society should also begin an investigation into the conduct of Roberts and any other federal lawyer involved in this staggering lack of disclosure. That was not an “oversight.” It was professional incompetence or a cover-up. http://www.vancouversun.com/Mounties+Tasering+should+face+prosecution/1716660/story.html
RCMP management clearly lied, also to blame.. Mounties read through 1,000 internal e-mails preparing for inquiry
 
“RCMP’s communication strategy ultimately failed. The force did not publicly correct inaccuracies or defend its role in the case, fearing that information might alter witnesses’ recollection of events. Police also believed, the report said, that public opinion would switch to supporting the RCMP after all the facts were known. We found neither argument valid,” the report said. “For deeply rooted systemic reasons and long-held views regarding the importance of due process, the RCMP’s management of issues and communications were lacking and caused many of the problems the organization was trying to avoid.”We therefore recommend that clear, precise guidelines about what can be released, and at what point in the investigation, be developed, and that these guidelines be based on a liberal view of releasing information.” http://www.canada.com/News/Mounties+read+through+internal+mails+preparing+inquiry/1714755/story.html

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Dziekanski would still be alive if not for RCMP confrontation: said a pathologist.  Robert Dziekanski would likely still be alive if he hadn’t been stunned multiple times with a Taser and restrained on the floor of Vancouver’s airport by four RCMP officers, said  an expert pathologist.   Dr. John Butt, who has served as chief medical examiner in Alberta and Nova Scotia, told a public inquiry into Dziekanski’s death that the stress of the confrontation – including the use of the Taser – likely caused the Polish man’s heart to stop.  He said it was a death that could have been avoided.  “Is it fair to say that, in your opinion, had Mr. Dziekanski not been Tasered, not been restrained on the floor, that he would still be alive today?” asked Walter Kosteckyj, the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother.  “I suspect that, yes,” Butt replied during his testimony Wednesday. “Is that a strong opinion?” asked Kosteckyj.  “Yes,” replied Butt.  he said he could find no evidence that Dziekanski’s heart was damaged due to chronic alcoholism. That’s a contributing factor listed in the autopsy report.  Butt said  . “I don’t think there is alcoholic heart disease so I don’t think that it has any role (in Dziekanski’s death).” A lawyer for the federal government told the inquiry Dziekanski may have been on heart medication, however Butt said there was no indication of that in his medical records, including from a mandatory health exam required to immigrate to Canada. Butt, who worked on a report about Tasers for the B.C. Police Complaints Commission four years ago, said he was also concerned the autopsy report barely mentions the fact that Dziekanski was stunned with a Taser. Dr. Charles Lee, who conducted the autopsy, told the inquiry earlier in the week that the Taser may have contributed to Dziekanski’s death. But his report makes one mention of the weapon, only to explain marks on Dziekanski’s body. “I don’t see how one could possibly not mention the Taser in the commentary in this case,” said Butt. “Whether or not that’s going to say that it’s hugely relevant to the cause of death, it’s enormously relevant to the events in this case.”  Lee has told the inquiry that while he knew Dziekanski had been shocked by a Taser, he was not aware he was shocked multiple times.
 
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Mounties accused of ‘cooking up’ story Toronto Star – ‎  VANCOUVER–Four Mounties “collaborated to fabricate” their story to justify their conduct when Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski died while in their custody, a lawyer told a public inquiry yesterday. The lawyer added that inadequate medical procedures by the Mounties after Dziekanski, 41, received five Taser jolts were “a contributing factor” in his death.  In wrapping up questioning of Cpl. Benjamin “Monty” Robinson – who was in charge when Dziekanski died at the Vancouver airport Oct. 14, 2007 – Rosenbloom posited the Mounties were “fast at work at the scene, cooking up the story” and continued to collaborate on it at the detachment.Robinson made six modifications to earlier facts in a March 2 letter from his lawyer, almost six weeks after the inquiry began in January. For example, he changed earlier statements Dziekanski was “swinging” a stapler at the Mounties in a threatening manner and had been unresponsive to their commands.Walter Kosteckyj, lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother, Zofia Cisowski, called the officers’ actions that night “a training film for how not to handle a situation from beginning to end.”  Robinson insisted he gave instructions to Dziekanski to calm down and place his hands on an airport counter in the arrivals area, adding hand gestures to make his points. “Calm down, put your hands on the counter,” he said he told the Polish immigrant. Noted Rosenbloom: “You know that was meaningless in terms of a man without English?” “Yes,” replied Robinson Although testimony from the Mounties involved ended yesterday, there are still 30 to 40 witnesses to appear at the commission.  

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 Robert Dziekanski was lying dead on the floor of Vancouver’s airport, his entire face blue, 90 seconds after RCMP officers who shocked him with a Taser say he was alive and breathing, a paramedic told a public inquiry Thursday.– A paramedic called to the Vancouver International Airport after Robert Dziekanski went unconscious said the lead RCMP officer told him the Polish immigrant was Tasered only once. Allan Maciak told the Braidwood inquiry, which is investigating Mr. Dziekanski’s October 2007 death, that RCMP Cpl. Monty Robinson didn’t tell him that the Polish immigrant had been hit by a Taser five times. Mr. Maciak said Thursday he could clearly see that Mr. Dziekanski had turned blue as he lay on the floor surrounded by RCMP officers and Richmond firefighters. The Polish immigrant was dead when he arrived at the scene, Mr. Maciak said. http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1431665 

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Mounties ‘misleading everyone’: Polish group Ottawa Citizen – VANCOUVER — The Polish-Canadian community is demanding that a “special independent prosecutor” be appointed to investigate the Tasering of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport after the inquiry into his death revealed a growing gap between the RCMP version of events and video evidence.RCMP Cpl. Benjamin (Monty) Robinson, the officer in charge at the time and the last of four Mounties to testify at the Braidwood inquiry, admitted he asked to “change” his evidence after viewing a video of the death shot by a bystander.

  

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Another RCMP officer retracts statements at Dziekanski inquiry The Canadian Press  VANCOUVER, B.C. — Robert Dziekanski was not, as he has been portrayed in the past, the agitated man who withstood the shock from a Taser and swung a stapler at police, the most senior RCMP officer admits. In the hours and days after Dziekanski collapsed and died on the floor of Vancouver’s airport in October 2007, the four RCMP officers involved told investigators he was an aggressive threat to public safety, even after he took the first shock from an RCMP Taser.The officers said they had to wrestle Dziekanski to the ground – evidence disputed by a witness video of Dziekanski’s dying moments.Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson told a public inquiry into Dziekanski’s death Wednesday that he made erroneous statements to those homicide investigators.

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Police should re-open investigation of Dziekanski incident, say Vancouver Sun  Vancouver – A West Vancouver man who was one of the founders of the Solidarity movement in Poland called for police to re-open its investigation into the death of Polish citizen in 2007. Zygmunt Riddle, said he “absolutely” believes the police handling of Robert Dziekanski should be reinvestigated, in light of the testmony that has emerged at the Braidwood Inquiry. “The testimony of the RCMP officers involved in the death of Robert Dziekanski at the Braidwood inquiry raises serious questions about the integrity and honesty all four officers involved in the Tasering incident,” Riddle said in a letter he sent Wednesday to Attorney General Wally Oppal. Riddle handed out copies of the letter to reporters attending the Braidwood inquiry, which is probing Dziekanski’s death at Vancouver International Airport after 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2007. Riddle told reporters that he also set up a Facebook group, which has 10,000 members, asking for the attorney general to review other criminal cases the four officers were involved to make sure there wasn’t a miscarriage of justice. He said the four officers have now shown that they made false police statements, which the officers only changed after seeing a video taken by a bystander at the airport.The inquiry has heard that the police statements of the officers were riddled with errors.

  

“The “Wayne” to whom Chief Supt. Bent presumably is referring in the e-mail is Supt. Wayne Rideout, the head of the integrated homicide investigation team into Mr. Dziekanski’s death who admitted under oath at the commission that he had lied to public as to the circumstances of the incident. Supt. Rideout publicly claimed that Mr. Dzienkanski had been Tasered twice, when in fact the man had been hit with the stun gun at least five times. He also claimed the officers had to wrestle the man to the ground because the first shot had no discernible effect, when in fact video evidence is clear that the distraught would-be immigrant from Poland fell quickly after he was first zapped.  The absolutely sickening thing about this entire episode is that were it not for a bystander with a camera phone who had the presence of mind to videotape the conduct of the four officers, their lies, evasions and concocted story might have worked to let Mr. Dziekanski’s death be explained away.  Commission counsel Art Vertlieb is absolutely justified when he observed Friday that this delayed disclosure raises questions about whether the RCMP has actually shared everything in its files that Mr. Braidwood needs to do the job.”  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Dziekanski+probe+turns+into+fiasco+RCMP+bungles/1716292/story.html

 

Saskatchewan RCMP officer charged with perjury in drunk driving case , GRAVELBOURG, Sask. – A Saskatchewan RCMP officer has been charged with perjury in a drunk driving case.   http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/608250

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NOW I ALSO KNOW FOR DECADES THAT OF YOU GIVE A GOOD WORKER A JOB HE DOES HIS BEST, WHEREAS IF YOU GIVE A BAD WORKER A JOB, THE SHIFTLESS PERSONS TRIES TO AVOID DOING ANY WORK EVEN BY LYING, HAVING TOO MANY COFFEE BREAKS, GOSSIPING WITH MANY OTHERS, LONG LUNCH BREAKS.. SUCKING UP TO OTHERS.. ETC 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/mounties-always-get-their-man-or-a-woman-in-this-case/
 http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/the-workers-who-complain-that-many-errors-are-caused-by-the-work-overload/ 
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/liars-mounties-misleading-everyone/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/rcmp-accountability-report/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/no-confidence/
 

March 18, 2009

Tasered

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Hey we have loads of example of how ruthless, crooked the cops are now in Canada.. their self regulation does not work, and Canada wide now  too. None of this is acceptable. and the overall justice system, Justice Ministers are already known world wide to be really bad too.

 

  Monday June 15,2009 Canadian Press  VANCOUVER — A judge has decided the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will be allowed to make findings of misconduct against the four RCMP officers involved. The officers who stunned Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport challenged Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them. Braidwood had warned the officers he would consider allegations made at the inquiry — that they acted improperly and then lied to cover up their actions. The officers claimed those allegations amount to criminal offences, which public inquiries can’t do. They also argued that federal police officers are outside the jurisdiction of a provincial inquiry. But Justice Arne Silverman rejected those arguments, which means the inquiry can resume as scheduled this Friday with closing submissions.

 

            

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CBC.ca – The Advanced Taser M26 manufactured by Taser International is one of two types of stun guns used by police forces. It delivers an average of 1500 volts.

STU professor backs outright ban on tasers Daily Gleaner

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Cops used Tasers 367 times in ’08 Toronto Sun –  By IAN ROBERTSON, SUN MEDIA The youngest person Toronto Police zapped with a Taser last year was a potentially violent, suicidal 12-year-old boy, a report to the force’s elected and appointed commissioners states. But in his report to the Toronto

 

‘Significant decline’ in Taser use between ’07 and ’08: VPD Vancouver Sun –  VANCOUVER — Vancouver police used Tasers 27 last time last year, far less frequently than in 2007 when the force used the conducted energy weapons 74 times. The data, which compares the Vancouver Police Department’s Taser use to that of other cities,

 

VPD Taser use near top of list Vancouver Courier –  The Vancouver Police Department tied for second with Niagara Regional Police Service for the number of times a Taser was fired in 2007. Out of eight departments in Canada, including Montreal, officers from Vancouver and Niagara fired the Taser 74 times

 

Taser to the head can cause seizures, report warns CTV.ca –  A jolt from a stun gun can cause a seizure if the gun is aimed at the head, warns a new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The case report describes an incident in which an unnamed Ontario police officer was chasing a suspected robber.

 

Stun gun shock to head may cause seizures, doctors warn CBC.ca – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ Most reports of Taser-related side-effects have concentrated on cardiac complications. (Toby Talbot/Canadian Press/AP) A police officer who was mistakenly hit in the head by a stun gun suffered seizures, Canadian doctors reported on Monday.

 

Medical journal article says Taser stun to the head can cause seizures The Canadian Press – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ OTTAWA — Stun guns can cause seizures if their tiny electric barbs pierce the scalp and shock the brain, says a new article on the accidental jolting of a police officer. The unnamed Ontario cop, in his 30s, was chasing a suspected robber when he was

 

Taser can trigger seizures, researchers say  Globe and Mail – ‎Mar 17, 2009‎ A jolt from a taser could trigger a seizure in certain circumstances, according to a new report by Canadian researchers. The finding is based on a case study of a police officer who was accidentally hit with a taser in the upper back and head,

 

Taser shot to the head can cause seizures: Report  Ottawa Citizen – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Jessica Hinds and Thomas Jolicoeur, Canwest News ServiceMarch 16, 2009 A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal presents the case of a police chase, in which a healthy Ontario police officer was mistakenly Tasered twice in the back of

 

Taser Stun Guns Can Cause Brain Injury U.S. News & World Report – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) — Taser stun guns, used by some police forces, can cause brain-related problems such as seizures, according to a Canadian study. Researchers analyzed a case involving a police officer in his 30s who was mistakenly hit

 

 

Man Tasered by VPD in hospital for mental-health review The Province –  By Katie Mercer, The ProvinceMarch 17, 2009Comments (11) A 31-year-old Vancouver man was taken to hospital for a mental-health assessment after a struggle with police that ended with the use of a Taser. Shortly before 11 am Tuesday, BC ambulance

 

Vancouver police fired tasers 27 times last year  Georgia Straight – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Carlito Pablo Vancouver police officers fired their tasers 27 times in 2008, according to a report to the Vancouver police board. These “Taser applications” were 64 percent lower than the 74 times that stun guns were used by members of the Vancouver

 

Cops keen to test new taser gun  NEWS.com.au – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ VICTORIA’S elite police are keen to test Taser shotguns, which can fell a man from up to 20m using a wireless electronic projectile. As debate over the use of Tasers intensifies, some members of the state’s elite police teams know about the new weapon

 

Bill would restrict police use of Tasers  Las Vegas Sun – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Abigail Goldman Metro police have purchased just over 1000 Taser cameras and will begin distributing the recording devices to police on the beat in two weeks. These cameras will capture grainy footage of every electronic zap, though the fate of that

 

Winston-Salem’s police chief wants to buy 550 to reduce officer   Winston-Salem Journal – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Dan Galindo | Journal Reporter City leaders are weighing a proposal by the Winston-Salem Police Department to give its officers Taser stun guns. But first, they want to hear from residents about the idea. “This is something that needs to be looked

 

“Angry and emotionally disturbed man” tasered after struggle with Vancouver Sun –  METRO VANCOUVER – A 31 year-old man had a Taser deployed on him after causing a disturbance and injuring a police officer at a downtown Vancouver hotel this morning. Vancouver police were called to the 1100 block of Granville Street after BC Ambulance

 
 

 

 

March 7, 2009

February 17, 2009

It is getting worse for the RCMP

     
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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/but-we-knew-all-that-already-about-the-rcmp/
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Tax payer’s money abuses, false expense account statements, stealing, tax evasions,   obstruction of justice, cheating, lying,  drunkenness, impaired driving, pornography,  Adultery, VERBAL, PHYSICAL ABUSES, are all ESPECIALLY unacceptable for any civil and public servants. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.  
 

Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.  “In the case of police, it is in everyone’s best interest that there is full, effective, independent, transparent and objective oversight. It goes without saying that an absence of effective oversight will inevitably result in the erosion of the community’s confidence in the police.” http://ombudsman.on.ca/media/139861/who%20will%20guard%20the%20guards%20themselves%20toronto%20police%20services%20board.pdf
 
 People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks. Too many police officers are now too often guilty of their most serious neglect of public trust and their duty. The related truth is that neither an independent police investigation, a new police commissioner,  a promised provincial or federal investigation, or just more politicians promises too often still   will not bring the much needed justice. All of the governments can prohibit the initial and further employment of any known racists for any jobs, and can  punish them for their racists acts, views. Police managers continue to promise the reforming of bad cops and the bad cops keep killing, abusing  innocent persons. The possible retaining of bad  police officers is always anyway a false myth. What thus is always needed is the real  the dismissal, criminal prosecution, of the guilty cops. So where is it? Speeding is not the main cause of car accidents, impaired driving is, but too many cops are alcoholics it seems who wrongfully do sympathize with drunks and as a result do not arrest drunks all year

 

And why did it take decades now to cause this RCMP declaration  to come forth? OTTAWA – The RCMP plans to ask outsiders to investigate serious incidents involving Mounties.  Commissioner William Elliott says cases in which officers are linked to death, serious injury or criminal behaviour will be referred to provincial or federal organizations for investigation.  Where no such regimes exist, the policy allows the national force to ask an “external law-enforcement agency or other duly authorized investigative agency” to conduct the probe.  And in cases where that’s not possible, the RCMP may appoint at least two Mounties from another province, along with independent observers to review their findings.  Any officers assigned to investigating their own will be screened for possible conflict of interest and, where possible, the primary investigator should outrank the subject of the investigation. Elliott says the RCMP “must strive to be as open and transparent as possible and fully accountable” for its actions.  “We would prefer the RCMP never to be called upon to conduct investigations of our employees,” Elliot said.  In some provinces, regimes are in place to conduct independent investigations.  “The RCMP encourages the adoption of independent investigative bodies for all jurisdictions.”

 

 
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews welcomed the announcement.  “Our government’s position continues to be that effective review should be external to the force,” Toews said in a statement. Would be nice if he by example practiced first also what he preaches to the RCMP for this perverse  Conservative Hypocrite and his government have abandoned their once promised pre election goals of transparency and accountability for the bad acts especially of their own members even by shutting down parliament recently! https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/federal-conservative-liars-rob-nicholson-and-stephen-harper/
 
  
Public complaints against the RCMP climbed by almost 35 per cent in the year ending March 31, the force’s watchdog said in an annual report that also cited continuing concerns about the Mounties’ use of Tasers. The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP said the most common public gripe against RCMP members during the last fiscal year–one in five — involved allegations of rude, dismissive, biased or non-responsive behaviour by an officer. Bad attitude was closely followed by complaints about the quality of RCMP criminal investigations, ranging from allegations of improper witness interviews and improper handling of evidence to concealment of facts or misleading reports. These accounted for 17.3 per cent of the complaints. The report by the independent review body, which was released Thursday, said the number of public complaints increased to 1,692 in 2008-09, up from 1,258 the previous year and 956 in 2006-07. The commission, which is headed by Paul Kennedy, took credit for issuing a report a year ago that has pushed the RCMP to rethink Taser use, training and reporting. The commission said, however, it still has concerns. Among other things, it said it is conducting an investigation into all in-custody deaths up to February 2009 involving the use of a Taser by a member of RCMP. It also said it plans to release its final report by Sept. 7 into the death of Robert Dziekanski, the Polish man who died after being Tasered by RCMP officers at Vancouver’s international airport. Based on the commission’s analysis of the 2008 statistics, the report said, the Taser is increasingly being used as a deterrent. It said the weapon was taken out of the holster but not fired in almost 50 per cent of the cases it was used. Still, the commission said, it’s concerned that calls involving “mental health” or “suicide” resulted in more Taser deployments than any other incident type, especially when there was no evidence in the usage reports that mental health calls were any more risky than other incident types. Kennedy warns there is a growing perception of a trust deficit with the RCMP that must be addressed. “The trust deficit can be eliminated by increasing transparency and accountability of RCMP activities by means of an enhanced regime for civilian review of RCMP activities,” he wrote. “Failure to address this issue increases the risk that distrust will become the dominant characteristic of the public-police discourse.”  http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Gripes+against+RCMP+jump/1688792/story.html
 
 
CALGARY – Tasers in Alberta will be tested annually under new guidelines released by the provincial government.  Police officers will only be allowed to use the conducted energy weapons under certain circumstances set out by the document. It also says an officer who believes a suspect may cause injury to him or herself or a bystander can use a Taser, but someone who is simply running away isn’t enough of a reason.  A use-of-force report must also be written every time one of the weapons is deployed.  Alberta has been reviewing its Taser policy and also looked at the report into the 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport after he was repeatedly zapped by a Taser.  The B.C. government responded to the report by ordering all police to restrict the use of stun guns.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090731/national/tasers_police_policy 
 
  
The Braidwood Inquiry into the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski has been blown up and left in ruins by the revelation a key RCMP e-mail was withheld from the commission. After months of outrage about the conduct of the four Mounties who responded to Vancouver Airport Oct. 14, 2007, who can believe that at the last minute, a federal lawyer would produce what many would consider a smoking gun — an e-mail saying the officers decided to use the Taser before confronting the Polish immigrant? If true, the Nov. 5, 2007, e-mail titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,” from RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre, establishes the four have been lying through their teeth. This critical document suggests the four officers committed perjury and that senior officers sat silent while they did so. Worse, it seems there are many other documents that have not been turned over that may be relevant. This e-mail was one of 260 documents on a CD sent by the RCMP to the justice department last April, yet the federal lawyers didn’t open the CD until last week.. Commissioner William Elliott’s carefully parsed press release was equally unbelievable: “This was simply an oversight. Unfortunately in an exercise of this magnitude, such an oversight can occur.” Bollocks. No one but a moron overlooks the import of an e-mail like this. The officers deny the explosive content is true and Roberts says Bent was wrong in what he said. But their protestations ring hollow after almost 18 months of bluster and denial. So does Elliott’s threadbare these-things-happen excuse. The situation is as bad as the most virulent critics of the Mounties feared. This is no longer about four officers who made mistakes in judgment: It’s about an organization that thinks it is above the law.  .It is time to thank commissioner Braidwood for his excellent work in bringing these unsettling facts to light and it’s time to appoint a special prosecutor.  The B.C. Law Society should also begin an investigation into the conduct of Roberts and any other federal lawyer involved in this staggering lack of disclosure. That was not an “oversight.” It was professional incompetence or a cover-up. http://www.vancouversun.com/Mounties+Tasering+should+face+prosecution/1716660/story.html
 
 
 Robert Dziekanski had already been stunned twice when one of the four RCMP officers who confronted him at Vancouver’s airport called for another jolt of the Taser.  “Hit him again! Hit him again!” Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson can be heard shouting on a bystander’s video of the fatal confrontation.  Robinson, the officer in charge in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2007, is scheduled to testify Monday at the inquiry into Dziekanski’s death. Robinson will be asked to recall what orders, if any, he gave the three other officers; why he asked for another Taser shock even though Dziekanski was already on the floor; and what he was doing to ensure Dziekanski was still alive before firefighters arrived.  As well, Robinson will likely be asked about inconsistencies between the other officers’ testimony, what they initially told police and what was captured on the video.  The officers’ dinner break at the RCMP’s airport detachment was interrupted by a radio dispatch about a man throwing furniture in the international terminal.  Three of the officers have already testified they never said a word to each other and were given no orders from Robinson in the several minutes it took them to drive to the airport and walk to Dziekanski, who had been at the airport for nearly 10 hours and didn’t speak English.  The other officers have said that, after a brief interaction, Dziekanski became difficult when he tossed his hands in the air and took a few steps away.  When he turned back toward the officers, Dziekanski was holding a stapler, which the officers have said made them feel threatened.  That’s when Const. Kwesi Millington delivered the first Taser shock.  The weapon was used five times in all, although it’s not clear how many of those connected with the man.  As Dziekanski lay unconscious on the floor, his hands cuffed behind his back, the other officers have testified that none of them were performing proper pulse and breathing checks.  An airport security guard said he checked Dziekanski’s pulse only after he saw Robinson trying to find a heartbeat while wearing leather gloves.  When firefighters arrived, the fire captain on duty that night has said it didn’t appear as if anyone had been monitoring Dziekanski, who by then had no pulse, wasn’t breathing and, according to fire Capt. Kirby Graeme, was likely already dead.  And Graeme said the officers initially refused to remove Dziekanski’s handcuffs.  The inquiry has also focused on inconsistencies in what the officers initially told police, and the accuracy of Robinson’s initial statements is sure to be scrutinized.   The other officers admitted making several mistakes in their police notebooks, statements to homicide investigators and internal reports about what happened.   For example, the officers have said it took several Taser shocks before Dziekanski fell to the ground, even though he collapsed seconds after the first deployment.  They also incorrectly said Dziekanski had to be wrestled to the ground. One even claimed Dziekanski kept walking toward the officers with a stapler raised above his head after he was stunned.  The officers have insisted their early accounts represented their best recollections of a stressful, fast-paced event.  Millington was accused by the lawyer for the Polish government of lying about what happened to justify his actions – an accusation the officer flatly denied.  Crown prosecutors decided last December that Robinson, Millington, Const. Bill Bentley and Const. Gerry Rundel wouldn’t face criminal charges, although the inquiry’s final report could include findings of misconduct.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090322/national/taser_inquiry
  
Mountie had ‘no plan’ when approaching Dziekanski Most experienced RCMP  officer involved in fatal confrontation says he ordered tasering, but concedes he was not ‘current’ on weapon. Cpl. Robinson said he was trained in the use of tasers in 2003, but did not go through refresher training until a month after the incident. He was suspended with pay from that post after an October auto accident INVOLVING DUI.‘I was mistaken,’ Mountie testifies after recanting statement at   
 
Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson, the fourth officer to testify at the hearings, said he doesn’t think he contributed to the tragic outcome.  Robinson testified  that he gave the order to shock Dziekanski with a Taser, and repeated the command as many as two more times.  A bystander’s video played numerous times at the inquiry shows Dziekanski was on the floor for the second stun, and Robinson acknowledged Dziekanski had either already collapsed or was on his way down by the end of the first shock.  Still, he maintained that he gave the command when Dziekanski was still standing.  On the video, one of the officers can be heard shouting, “Hit him again! Hit him again!” after the second stun, long after Dziekanski had fallen. The other officers have said that voice belongs to Robinson.  Robinson said he didn’t remember giving a third command, but didn’t dispute that it was him.  “I don’t rule that out, it was me a third possible time,” he said.  Robinson was moved to the RCMP’s Olympic Integrated Security Unit, which is preparing security for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, but was suspended with pay shortly after he was arrested last October in connection with a fatal collision.  A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he was struck by a Jeep in suburban Delta, south of Vancouver.  In a news release dated Oct. 28, 2008, Delta police said they were recommending the off-duty officer – subsequently identified as Robinson – be charged with impaired driving causing death and driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, but the Crown has not announced any decision on charges http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090323/national/taser_inquiry
  
IMAGINE THAT A PROFESSIONAL COP LIKE ROBINSON, CLEARLY GIVES CONTRADICTORY EVIDENCE, AND HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING TOO. THIS ALONE GIVES A VERY BAD PICTURE AS TO WHAT THE RCMP IS REALLY LIKE.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/why-many-businesses-fail/
 
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Mountie who stunned Robert Dziekanski with a Taser panicked and later tried to cover up his mistakes by making inaccurate statements about the event, the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother suggested. His initial accounts of what happened contained numerous inaccuracies, several of which suggested Dziekanski was more aggressive than what’s shown on a bystander’s video. There were errors in notes Millington made that night, statements to investigators in the days that followed and at least two internal reports he filed about the incident. He said at the time that Dziekanski was yelling when police approached and was waving a stapler “wildly” just before the first stun of the Taser. He also said in the statements and notes that Dziekanski was still standing after three jolts of the 50,000-volt weapon and continued to walk towards the officers. Millington said on numerous occasions that the four officers had to wrestle Dziekanski to the ground. But he conceded at the inquiry that those parts of his statements were incorrect. Dziekanski’s mother, Zofia Cisowski, said she doesn’t believe what the officers have said. “They want to save themselves, they want to cover,” Cisowski said outside the inquiry.  “I don’t believe these people.”  and neither do I.    IT ALL SHOWS HOW FLAWED the RCMP internal reviews really are too..
 
The Crown and RCMP announced in December that the four officers will not face criminal charges, but changes in their accounts of the events of that night have raised questions about whether the RCMP might reopen its investigation. All three officers who have testified so far said they made errors in their statements. They changed their recollections after viewing a video shot by a bystander. Neil MacKenzie, a spokesperson for the criminal justice branch, said in an interview yesterday that Crown counsel relied on the officers’ statements in determining whether or not to proceed with charges.
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Now   as if you all did not know that already that the Local and the national police cannot be respected to do a decent inquiry into the alleged wrong doings of any police officers, cause we can seem all to know that the accused police officers do not hesitate to lie, to cover-up the reality… now self regulation  of the police force, is just useless self masturbation always it seems, thus we need independent  reviews of all police complaints for all of the police forces too in Canada, with real negative consequences on the guilty persons now too and it is  as simple as that
  
RCMP taser inquiry hears cover-up allegation CTV British Columbia –  You might think their sole priority is public safety — but there was something else on the minds of security staff at the Vancouver International Airport in the early morning hours of October 14th 2007.
Inquiry hears differing accounts of Dziekanski’s death Calgary Herald
Taser death followed the rules Toronto Star
Canada.com – TheChronicleHerald.ca – News1130 – KBS Radio
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So 4 RCMP officers lyingly had now said that they killed the new Polish immigrant Dziekanski  in self defense cause he was attacking them with a stapler.. for sure they all need now to be tried for Manslaughter and jailed.
 
Why 4 RCMP officers needed any weapons to even deal with one single man is really unbelieveable to start of with too..   the RCMP has zero credibility. 
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Anyone who follows these hearings can clearly see how contradictory many of the RCMP testimonies now are to the reality too.. it is mainly the RCMP who spin or try to believe their own fabrications of reality..
 
RCMP Const. Bill Bentley said Dziekanski was jolted by a police Taser gun after the Polish immigrant grabbed a stapler. But Bentley’s original version of events was different. “Subject grabbed stapler and came at [officers] screaming,” read his original notes, written within days of the Oct. 14, 2007 incident. That’s not true, Bentley admitted today. A widely shown video of the incident shows Dziekanski made no such move. Bentley said his memory was refreshed by watching the video and getting a good night’s sleep. But Commission counsel Patrick McGowan wondered how much the video changed his recollection. “If you didn’t have video of this matter, would you be here today saying the subject grabbed a stapler and came at the [officers] screaming?” McGowan asked. “I don’t know,” Bentley replied.  http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2009/02/26/8537371-sun.html   
 
  
RCMP’s Taser short-circuit The Kingston Whig-Standard –  The optics have been bad for the RCMP at the judicial inquiry looking into the posttasering death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski. Canadians are concerned that these weapons are being used less and less discriminately – over-used, in fact – and that the Dziekanski death is proof.
Taser inquiry hears cover-up allegation CTV British Columbia
BC airport security supervisor says man hit with Taser resembled The Canadian Press
Toronto Star – Toronto Sun – Times Colonist – Calgary Herald 
 

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Someone should tell RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington that there’s a video on YouTube showing him delivering five Taser jolts to a Polish immigrant who was doing nothing to threaten officers or the public. Millington made his first appearance yesterday at an inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski. And his version of events leading up to the death of Dziekanski is so out of whack with the video we’ve all seen, it’s as if the guy has no idea there’s a video out there that exposes the whole thing. Millington claims Dziekanski “was approaching” police officers with a stapler in his hand just before he was shot. The video shows nothing of the kind. It shows Dziekanski raising his arms in the air and walking briefly away from police officers. He then stops and turns towards them. And then he gets zapped five times.    

The RCMP officer who jolted Robert Dziekanski with a Taser weapon is contradicting a fellow officer in testimony Tuesday at the inquiry into the Polish immigrant’s death. RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington insists he has never discussed the Oct. 14, 2007 incident that left Dziekanski dead, with the three other officers involved.  It contradicts testimony given by RCMP Const. Bill Bentley, who told the Braidwood inquiry last week the group recounted their version of the events during a “critical incident debrief” after the incident. 

“What I do remember is we did have a critical incident debrief where we all told our version of events that transpired that evening,” Bentley testified last week. Not true, Millington said Tuesday when presented with his fellow officer’s testimony. “I don’t remember any of these discussions,” Millington said, agreeing that his opinion contradicts that of Bentley’s testimony. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2009/03/03/8614511.html  

Images taken from video footage show Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski falling to the ground after being tasered at the Vancouver airport Oct. 14, 2007. The video shows that Dziekanski did not resist or confront police.   

Lawyer Walter Kosteckyj, who is working for Dziekanski’s mother at the inquiry, is a former RCMP officer. Kosteckyj wonders why no one with the Mounties has stepped forward and said, “This was not our finest hour.” That’s disturbing. Day by day at the inquiry, one thing is made more and more certain: This was not the RCMP’s finest hour. They the RCMP  have had many many bad years now  rather..   

Mounties looking like Keystone Cops  Calgary Herald – By Don Martin, Calgary HeraldFebruary 28, 2009 Police officers have three primary serve-and-protect obligations–investigate threats to civilian safety immediately, use their weapons responsibly and tell the truth faithfully under oath.  

One Mountie recently testified he was prompted into Tasering Dziekanski when the man, who had thrown a chair and spent 10 hours in the airport, brandished an open stapler in a threatening way. Dziekanski died after being Tasered and subdued by the Mounties. Laughter and heckling broke out in the public gallery as RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington, one of four officers called to the airport Oct. 14, 2007, demonstrated how an agitated Dziekanski held the stapler. The inquiry lawyer asked how “four healthy, young officers” who wore body armour and carried guns could have believed an office tool was a threat.   

the Polish government’s lawyer accused a Mountie of lying during his testimony.  Const. Kwesi Millington immediately denied colluding with other officers or lying under oath to absolve his use of a Taser on Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport in October 2007.  “You and your fellow officers collaborated to fabricate your story in the expectation that it would justify your conduct to your superiors, do you deny that?” said Rosenbloom, the lawyer for Dziekanski’s home country of Poland.  “We never did that,” replied Millington during his third day of testimony.  “I am suggesting that you and your fellow officers intentionally misled (homicide) investigators and you continue to lie under oath at this commission, do you deny that?” said Rosenbloom.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090304/national/taser_inquiry

Millington’s recollection of the events based on his memory, his hand written notes and the reports he wrote proved to be embarrassingly at odds with the Pritchard video.  Millington noted he first fired the Taser because Dziekanski picked up a stapler and began “swinging it wildly” and then moved aggressively towards the officers. Yet on examination by commission counsel Art Vertlieb, Millington failed to find any evidence of the wild swinging on the video and admitted he was in “error.”  He said he fired a second time because Dziekanski was “still standing” and had to be “wrestled to the ground” by the other officers present. Another error. The video shows the first shot caused Dziekanski to stumble, fall and writhe on the ground screaming in pain. Why the third shot? He was, said Millington, still fighting and struggling with the other officers trying to handcuff him. Error again. To that point no officer had even touched the writhing screaming Dziekanski.

The Vancouver Sun    RCMP’s reputation takes a beating at Braidwood inquiry   March 5, 2009     You’ll remember that shortly after Robert Dziekanski was Tasered and died in Vancouver International Airport, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it would not be returning a videotape of the incident to its rightful owner for one or two years, because it might taint witness testimony. Well, the tape has certainly had a negative effect, but what it has tainted is the reputation of the RCMP. And it, along with other evidence from the Braidwood inquiry into Dziekanski’s death, reveals that the RCMP and police forces across the country have a lot of work to do to regain the public’s trust. In fact, the tape reveals what could be construed as a practice of using Tasers first and asking questions later, and worse, it reveals that the attending officers couldn’t even trust the notes they made shortly after the incident. This week, Const. Kwesi Millington, the officer who fired the Taser, testified before the inquiry, stating that he feared for the officers’ safety after Dziekanski picked up a stapler. His comments prompted snickers from spectators who watched the tape, and who obviously questioned how four officers, clad in Kevlar vests, carrying guns and pepper spray and trained in self-defence, could fear a lone man with a stapler. Clearly, if the officers’ actions were in keeping with RCMP policy at the time, then the policy permitted the Tasering of suspects upon even the slightest provocation. Worse, Millington Tasered Dziekanski a total of five times, even after Dziekanski had fallen to the ground and after the officers had applied pressure to his back. Now it’s awfully hard to understand how the officers could still have been frightened of Dziekanski, but that’s still not the worst of it. No, the worst thing is that if the videotape didn’t exist, one would have to rely on Millington’s notes about the incident, notes that Millington was forced to repeatedly admit were wrong. In fact, confronted by videotape evidence about the number of times Dziekanski was Tasered, Millington had to confess that one would get a “distorted view” of the incident by reading his notes. This is a devastating admission because, in most cases of Tasering, the officer’s testimony is all we have to rely on. And police forces have repeatedly defended their use of Tasers, and have even taken shots at critics — witness the recent press conference held by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Police Association, where representatives questioned the fitness of those who criticize Taser use. Given that the police must have the trust and respect of the public if they are to function adequately, this is an attitude that must change, particularly in light of the evidence from the Braidwood inquiry. That means that police forces across the country must be open to reconsidering their Taser policies in the face of honest concern — the RCMP’s recent modest changes to its policy are good first steps, but only first steps — and must be willing to admit that they made mistakes. And not just when they’re called before a commission of inquiry. http://www.vancouversun.com/RCMP+reputation+takes+beating+Braidwood+inquiry/1355351/story.html
  

RCMP management clearly lied, also to blame.. Mounties read through 1,000 internal e-mails preparing for inquiry
 
“RCMP’s communication strategy ultimately failed. The force did not publicly correct inaccuracies or defend its role in the case, fearing that information might alter witnesses’ recollection of events. Police also believed, the report said, that public opinion would switch to supporting the RCMP after all the facts were known. We found neither argument valid,” the report said. “For deeply rooted systemic reasons and long-held views regarding the importance of due process, the RCMP’s management of issues and communications were lacking and caused many of the problems the organization was trying to avoid.”We therefore recommend that clear, precise guidelines about what can be released, and at what point in the investigation, be developed, and that these guidelines be based on a liberal view of releasing information.” http://www.canada.com/News/Mounties+read+through+internal+mails+preparing+inquiry/1714755/story.html
 
“The “Wayne” to whom Chief Supt. Bent presumably is referring in the e-mail is Supt. Wayne Rideout, the head of the integrated homicide investigation team into Mr. Dziekanski’s death who admitted under oath at the commission that he had lied to public as to the circumstances of the incident. Supt. Rideout publicly claimed that Mr. Dzienkanski had been Tasered twice, when in fact the man had been hit with the stun gun at least five times. He also claimed the officers had to wrestle the man to the ground because the first shot had no discernible effect, when in fact video evidence is clear that the distraught would-be immigrant from Poland fell quickly after he was first zapped.  The absolutely sickening thing about this entire episode is that were it not for a bystander with a camera phone who had the presence of mind to videotape the conduct of the four officers, their lies, evasions and concocted story might have worked to let Mr. Dziekanski’s death be explained away.  Commission counsel Art Vertlieb is absolutely justified when he observed Friday that this delayed disclosure raises questions about whether the RCMP has actually shared everything in its files that Mr. Braidwood needs to do the job.”  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Dziekanski+probe+turns+into+fiasco+RCMP+bungles/1716292/story.html

 

It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account. http://www2.canada.com/burnabynow/news/community/story.html?id=8d1d3edf-7582-4031-93f0-d6efddf13a8d

that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure.

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Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well.
 
It has always confounded me as to why the liars, crooks, deceivers, abusers  too often do still do think they can get away with now, next and forever.
 
FOR WE TEND TO KNOW THAT THEY THE CROOKS, ABUSERS TOO,  NOW ARE NOT ABOUT TO STOP THEIR WRONG DOINGS. RATHER THEY WILL NEXT EVEN ESCALATE, CONTINUE IN THEM. AND THAT IS ANOTHER VALID REASON  THEY DO NEED TO BE EXPOSED, PROSECUTED AND STOPPED. EVEN FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL.
  

  
 

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