A former RCMP officer has been handed jail time for lying about the 2007 Taser-related death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver airport.
A judge has sentenced former corporal Monty Robinson to two years less a day behind bars, as well as one year probation and 240 hours community service.
He was convicted last spring of lying at the inquiry into what happened on October 14, 2007, when Dziekanski died after being stunned multiple times by a police Taser.
Victim’s mother: “Today, I’m so happy!”
Zofia Cisowski says she never thought the aftermath of her son’s death would drag on this long.
“It is little bit closure, but no sentence will bring my son back. My pain will never go away, never ever.”
Another officer convicted of the same offence, Kwesi Millington, received 30 months in jail.
Two other Mounties accused of perjury in the case have been acquitted.