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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No charges called for in report on taser death of Robert Dziekanski

June 17, 2008
IAN BAILEY, Globe and Mail

Vancouver -- Police have finished their investigation into the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski and forwarded a report to the Crown that does not call for any criminal charges in the matter, said a spokesman for the integrated homicide investigation team that conducted the probe.

Mr. Dziekanski died last October after being tasered by Mounties when he began acting erratically in the international arrivals area of Vancouver airport. Corporal Dale Carr said it will be up to the Crown to decide whether charges are warranted. Such charges might be laid against the officers involved in the confrontation, police have suggested.

"It's the full, entire investigation. It's completed, done," said Cpl. Carr. A Crown spokesman said the office is reviewing the report.

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