UPDATE: Const. Kwesi Millington, convicted of perjury in Dziekanski’s case, sentenced to 30 months in jail
WATCH: A former RCMP officer convicted of lying at a public hearing into the tasering of Robert Dziekanski was handed a stiff sentence today. Ted Chernecki has the details.
UPDATE: Const. Kwesi Millington has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for perjury in the Robert Dziekanski case.
An RCMP officer convicted of perjury over the Tasering death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski will learn his fate this morning.
Constable Kwesi Millington was one of four officers involved in the fatal 2007 confrontation with Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport.
Each of the officers were compelled to explain their actions at a subsequent public inquiry, and all four were later charged with perjury.
The Crown alleged they lied when they attempted to reconcile their initial accounts of what happened and what was recorded on an amateur video that was released later.
Millington was found guilty of lying at a public inquiry into Dziekanski’s death in February.
Two of the others — Constables Gerry Rundel and Bill Bentley — have been acquitted.
Former Corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson was convicted in March.
Millington’s lawyer is pushing for a one-year conditional sentence, but Crown prosecutors want to see Millington do three years behind bars.
The Mountie plans to appeal his conviction.
With files from the Canadian Press