One of the two Mounties found not guilty of perjury in relation to the taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport in 2007 has filed complaints against the prosecutors who tried to convict him.
RCMP Constable Gerry Rundel made a brief statement outside the courthouse where the sentence hearing of another officer who was convicted is taking place.
“Justice Braidwood’s findings were flawed and were not supported by evidence. I filed complaints last year with both the Office of the Police Complaints commissioner and the Attorney General’s office concerning how this whole incident has been handled. I trust they will proceed with their investigations now that I have been acquitted of all allegations.”
Rundel refused to take any questions.
He says was at the court house to show support for Constable Kwesi Millington who was convicted in February.
Millington’s sentencing hearing began this morning.
Dead man’s mother hopes for appeal
The mother of the man who died, Robert Dziekanski, says she’s hoping prosecutors will appeal Rundel’s acquittal.
Zofia Cizowski says she’s disappointed in that ruling.
Cizowski wasn’t there when Rundel was acquitted last week, but she has asked prosecutors to seek a new trial.
“I asked them, but they will think. Of course I want to.”
The BC Court of Appeal is expected to rule soon on a bid for a new trial against the other officer found not guilty in 2013… Constable Bill Bentley.