Appeal Denied

VANCOUVER — A former Mountie convicted of perjury in relation to the death of a Polish man at Vancouver’s airport in 2007 has lost his appeal.

In a two-to-one decision, a panel of Appeal Court judges in British Columbia upheld a lower court’s decision that found Benjamin (Monty) Robinson lied during a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert Dziekanski.

“The judge’s findings cannot in my view be said to have been unreasonable,” Justice Mary Newbury wrote for the majority.

Robinson was the senior of four officers called to the Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007, after Dziekanski, who did not speak English and had arrived almost 10 hours earlier, began throwing furniture in the arrivals terminal.

Officers used a stun gun repeatedly on Dziekanski and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Robinson’s lawyer, David Crossin, argued during the appeal that the Crown’s allegations that the officers colluded on a story and then lied at the inquiry into the death were based on circumstantial evidence.

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“Toxicology tests on samples taken from Mr. Dziekanski’s remains were negative, said lawyer Walter Kosteckyj. British Columbia’s Coroner Service provided those results to the family, but is not making them public. The RCMP is not releasing the information either, saying it does not want to impede its investigation.”

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Every time I read anything on this story I do a slow burn. Four good police officers were, in my pointy headed view, thrown under the bus by panicked governments (both federal and provincial) due to massive negative media coverage. To hell with justice, just shut the LSM up. It was (and remains) a disgusting show of political cowardice on every front and all you have to do to see the truth is watch the video closely, especially that damned stapler. This is exactly the same problem police in the US are now experiencing, running from their media, BLM and… Read more »

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Agreed, Jack. I have watched the video closely perhaps half a dozen times. I simply do not see a single thing they did that was excessive force, illegal or even a breach of Force policy. Unintended consequences. There were 5 victims. I too am so thankful that I am retired.

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The fact that really nails it for me is that the toxicology report was never released or…if it was…the media hid it. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to see that the “victim” was higher than a kite on something and all we have to refute it is his lawyers word. That bothers me a lot. I want to see that damned report as the coroner originally received it (no substitutes) ie: Obama birth certificate. This sad situation is really beginning to piss me off and it’s far past time for the media to try and redeem itself…if… Read more »