Robert Dziekanski’s mother has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive force and “cruel and unusual” treatment by the four RCMP officers who stunned her son with a Taser.
Full story: Dziekanski's mom files lawsuit over Taser death
Do police rely too heavily on Tasers?
How tough does it make someone to carry those arms if you can't use them?
wayne, 2009-03-03 11:35:07
1) why did he grab the stapler, sudden urge to staple something?
2) it does have sharp edges
3) other people felt threatened enough to call the cops in the first place
4) in a struggle, a person can grab an officers gun, watched it a few times last night on americas most wanted police shoot outs, a tazered suspect has never grabbed a cops gun yet
wayne, 2009-03-03 10:38:54
That was some chain of events wayne
wayne incorrectly says..
"Fill out reports to the best of their recolection knowing full well the event has been full"
No they did not know it was being filmed.And it was not to the best of their recollection. It was the result of a meeting with 2 other people who are CONveniently forgotten who they were,that they came up with a statement
"Confiscate video tape at crime scene"
These cops did not CONfiscate the camera the night of the killing
"People feel for their safety"
Every person who testified said they did not feel threatened.NOT ONE said they were in fear of their safety
Only the heavily armed cops said they were afraid
"do nothing to stop man "
Wrong. Two people especialy one woman tried talking to him to find out what was wrong
Where does wayne come up with this stuff?
I told you wayne,you do nothing else at work,watch the enquiry live and learn something
tweetypie, 2009-03-03 10:03:17
Man gets mad in airport and starts destroying things.
People feel for their safety, do nothing to stop man and call police to do it.
Police arrive, feel threatened (they have same rights as everyone not to get hurt at anytime) by suspect and get situation under control as fast as possible using all available means to make everyone as safe as possible from any harm.
Confiscate video tape at crime scene.
Fill out reports to the best of their recolection knowing full well the event has been fully video taped and will also be used as evidence.
Its a sad tragic event.
wayne, 2009-03-03 08:21:00
"Notes and video hold different accounts
Under questioning, Millington was unable to explain why the details in his official report on the incident differed from a video recording of the incident made by a bystander.
Millington's account of the number of times he used the stun gun contradicted expert evidence based on data collected from the Taser itself that showed the weapon had been used five times, not four, a discrepancy Millington was unable to explain.
Millington was also asked by Vertlieb about his police notes and incident reports, which were written shortly after the incident.
In those notes, Millington wrote that a combative Dziekanski did not fall down until he was stunned three times with the Taser and officers wrestled him to the floor.
But when the video recording captured by bystander Paul Pritchard at the airport was played at the inquiry, it showed Dziekanski fell on his own shortly after the first Taser jolt.
Millington admitted his notes and incident report were wrong. When asked to explain the discrepancies, he said, "That's what my notes said. He fell on his own. I did not realize that."
tweetypie, 2009-03-03 08:19:47
Yes there are fine RCMP officers out there however, these guys are not among that number.
Dmac, 2009-03-03 01:11:16
He like the previous liar was laughed at by the people in the crowd.
They were told not to do that
tweetypie, 2009-03-02 21:15:03