The Mountie who tasered Robert Dziekanski at YVR airport almost 9 years ago has lost an appeal of his perjury conviction in the BC Court of Appeal.
Last February, Kwesi Millington was found guilty of one count of perjury for lying under oath at the Braidwood Inquiry into the death of Polish Immigrant Robert Dziekanski at YVR airport.
Millington tasered Dziekanski twice before he died.
He was sentenced to 30 months in prison, but appealed. That appeal has now been dismissed.
Millington’s lawyers argued the evidence that Millington colluded with other officers before the inquiry was weak.
The BC Court of Appeal says “it was not an abuse of process for the Crown to pursue the collusion allegation, nor was the Crown estopped from relitigating the collusion issue because of the outcome of the earlier trial.”
Another Mountie convicted of perjury, Cpl. Monty Robinson, also appealed. It has yet to be heard.
Two other officers were acquitted. One of them, Constable Gerry Rundel, was in court today to support Millington.
He says he’s back on the force, working in Nanaimo.
Millington’s mother was also in the court room, but declined to comment.
Appeal court says judge did NOT make error in assessment of evidence , appeal of perjury conviction dismissed. pic.twitter.com/tGdkvTfJpD
— Shelby Thom (@ShelbyThom980) July 14, 2016