Criminal charges may still be brought against four Mounties who stunned Robert Dziekanski multiple times before his death at Vancouver’s airport in 2007, B.C.’s attorney general has hinted.
In December, B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch (CJB) decided not to press charges against the four officers, ruling that the force used was “reasonable and necessary” for officers “lawfully engaged in their duties.”
But in a recent CBC interview, Wally Oppal said nothing was final, particularly with more and more evidence coming forward. It is possible that the CBJ could re-examine the case, he said.
A commission, headed by retired judge Thomas Braidwood, is looking into the circumstances of Dziekanski’s death and has heard from each of the officers involved. It has exposed contradictions between their statements and a tourist’s video of the altercation. The commission resumed yesterday following a week hiatus.