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Monday, March 23, 2009

Final officer now testifying at Taser inquiry

VANCOUVER - The fourth and final Mountie involved in the fatal incident at Vancouver's airport in 2007 is now testifying at the Braidwood Inquiry.

RCMP Cpl. Monty Robinson, now 38, joined the force in 1996 and was first posted to Chase for seven years, to Merritt for two years, then transferred to Richmond in 2005.

He transferred to the detachment at Vancouver International Airport in April 2005.

He was promoted to Corporal in 2004, making him the senior commanding officer in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2007, when Polish traveller Robert Dziekanski was Tasered five times and died minutes later.

Robinson transferred in November 2007 to the Vancouver 2010 security unit.

He was suspended with pay after he was involved in a fatal car accident that killed a 21-year-old motorcyclist, Orion Hutchinson. He has not been charged with the accident, although he had his driver's licence suspended for 90 days after admitting at the scene that he had been drinking. Robinson, who was off-duty, faces charges of impaired driving causing death and exceeding the legal limit.

1 comment:

David Wilson said...

William Elliott, the RCMP Commissioner, has had so much time and so many opportunities to come clean, and instead he continues to circle the waggons.

IF the RCMP were an organization with a majority of members oriented to 'serve and protect', THEN you could reasonably expect that majority to support serious discipline for the four goons and bullies and related dissemblers and liars up the line, who have brought the entire RCMP into such disrepute and shame.

The only conclusion I can draw from Elliott's remarks today, made from Kandahar, is that he is afraid of offending a majority of Mounties who ARE goons and bullies and dissemblers and liars - QED.