RCMP officer sentenced to prison for Dziekanski tasering

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RCMP officer Constable Kwesi Millington will serve 30 months in prison for perjury after lying during an inquiry into Robert Dziekanski’s death in 2007.

Millington was one of four RCMP officers who attended the scene when Dziekanski became agitated in the International Arrivals Lounge of the airport. After picking up a stapler, Dziekanski was tasered multiple times by Constable Millington. He died shortly after.

The Braidwood Inquiry into Dziekanski’s death began in 2009 and included testimonies under oath from Millington and the other three officers. All four officers have since been charged with perjury after being accused of lying under oath. Constable Bill Bentley was acquitted of perjury in 2013 and Coporal Benjamin Robinson was found guilty of perjury in March.

Constable Millington was found guilty in February for lying 10 separate times on the stand about the status of Dziekanski during the tasering and his actions that night. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, anyone who commits perjury is guilty of an indictable offense and liable to no more than 14 years in prison.

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