Const. Kwesi Millington, the RCMP officer who fired a Taser the night Robert Dziekanski died at Vancouver International Airport, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for perjury and colluding with his fellow officers at an inquiry into the death.
That’s a longer sentence than Dziekanski’s mother said she had hoped for.
“It is some justice finally, after almost eight years,” said Zofia Cisowski, who was in tears as the judge read his sentence.
She had wanted Millington to serve at least two years. “I am so happy and I am so nervous … I could jump to the sky.”
Millington has been granted bail pending the appeal of his sentence.
Dziekanski was Tasered by RCMP multiple times at Vancouver airport in 2007, after four officers responded to reports of a man throwing furniture.
All four officers were charged with perjury following the inquiry into Dziekanski’s death, for testimony inquiry commissioner Thomas Braidwood called “patently unbelievable.”
[ kill an innocent man with a multiple taser hits no crime BUT get 30 months in jail for having lied about it – it is justice sort of…. ]