B.C. Mountie gets prison time for lying at public inquiry into Dziekanski death

RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington re-enters the hearing room at the Braidwood inquiry into the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski in Vancouver, B.C., on March 2, 2009. Millington, a Mountie convicted of lying for his testimony at a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
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VANCOUVER - A Mountie convicted of lying for his testimony at a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington was one of four officers involved in a fatal confrontation at Vancouver's airport in 2007, where the Polish immigrant was stunned with a Taser and died.

All four officers testified at a public inquiry into the death, and were later charged with perjury over accusations they colluded to give false testimony at the inquiry.

Each officer was tried separately, resulting in two acquittals and two convictions.

Millington's lawyer had asked for a one-year conditional sentence, while the Crown was seeking a sentence of up to three years behind bars.

Former corporal Monty Robinson, who was also convicted of perjury for his testimony, will be sentenced next month.


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