One of four Mounties involved in the Taser-related death of a Robert Dziekanski in 2007 is going to prison for lying about what happened.
Kwesi Millington was sentenced Monday to 30 months behind bars for lying at the public inquiry into the Polish immigrant’s death.
The Crown had asked for him to serve 18 to 26 months in custody, while his defence wanted him to get a year conditional sentenced, to be served in the community.
The judge said a stiffer sentence was necessary, especially since Millington is a police officer.
Millington has already said he plans to appeal his conviction, so it’s not the end of the road for him.
“He’s starting to serve his sentence today,” said Crown spokesperson Gord Comer. “He can apply for bail pending appeal.”
The judge said a stiffer sentence was necessary as denunciation especially as Millington is an officer of the law.
Dziekanski’s mother, Zofia Cisowski, says she is thrilled with the sentence.
“I was waiting almost eight years for judge decision about my son, dead, and about lying, they lied to cover up.”
Cisowski says she hopes the sentence is a hint of what’s to come when another officer involved in her son’s death, Monty Robinson, is sentenced next month.
He was also convicted of perjury.
Two other officers have been acquitted.