VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A former Canadian law enforcement officer who was in charge when police used an electroshock weapon on a Polish immigrant, causing his death has been given a two-year jail term for perjury during a public inquiry into the incident.
Former corporal Benjamin Robinson was found guilty of perjury in March, with a court ruling that he colluded with four fellow officers to make up testimony during an inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death in 2007. All four officers were tried separately. The British Columbia Supreme Court ruled Friday to send Robinson to prison for two years.
Dziekanski died at Vancouver International Airport after being shocked five times with a Taser stun gun by police in an incident that was viewed around the world after the release of a witness' amateur video.