The Crown’s challenge of a B.C. Mountie being acquitted of lying about the death of Robert Dziekanski is set to finally be heard, a year after the appeal was announced.
Constable Bill Bentley was found not guilty of perjury in July 2013.
He’d been accused of lying at a public inquiry in 2009, examining the Taser-related death of the Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport in 2007.
Crown launched its bid for appeal a year ago, based on claims the judge failed to properly consider evidence of ‘collusion.’
Since then, two others officers involved, RCMP Constable Kwesi Millington and former Corporal Benjamin “Monty” Robinson, have been convicted, but have yet to be sentenced.
The verdict in the trial of a fourth officers, Constable Gerry Rundel, is expected Thursday.