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Taser charges reviewed

The B.C. government has appointed a special prosecutor to review thepossibility of charges against four RCMP officers involved in RobertDziekanski’s death.

The B.C. government has appointed a special prosecutor to review the possibility of charges against four RCMP officers involved in Robert Dziekanski’s death.

Vancouver criminal lawyer Richard Peck has been asked to reassess an earlier decision by the Crown not to prosecute the Mounties who Tasered Dziekanski.

The decision was made after former B.C. judge Thomas Braidwood released his report into the death on Friday.

It’s riddled with terms like “untrue,” “misleading” and “overstated” to describe the testimony of the four officers involved.

Contrary to their testimony, Braidwood said the officers could not have reasonably found Dziekanski to be a threat when he picked up a stapler during the confrontation at Vancouver’s airport in 2007.

De Jong also said the province accepts the recommendations in the report, and will create a new civilian agency to review serious incidents involving police.

 
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