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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Taser-cop charged

October 29, 2008
CMG News

An RCMP officer from British Columbia who was involved in a fatal taser incident at Vancouver Airport a year ago has been charged in the death of a motorcycle rider on the weekend.

The officer's name was not released. On Saturday night, he was off duty and driving a Jeep when, according to reports, a collision occurred with a motorcycle ridden by Orion Hutchinson, 21, in Delta, a city near Vancouver.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. The officer was charged with impaired driving causing death and with exceeding the .08 blood-alcohol limit.

The RCMP officer had been moved into the Olympic Integrated Security Unit, which is preparing for the Vancouver Olympics. He was one of four RCMP officers who were involved in the taser death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski last October at Vancouver International Airport. An inquiry into that incident has just been delayed one more time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

clearly the man was on drugs, clear continued to fight afterwards "He said the man continued to resist arrest, but police officers eventually forced him to the ground and handcuffed him. He then lost consciousness, Wuite said.". How does a man continue to stuggle long after a taser???? make me wonder if it's not all drugs you're talking about instead of the truth. Cam in Toronto