Dziekanski Was Dead By The Time Medical Help Arrived: RCMP Would Still Not Remove Cuffs!
The more the RCMP try to talk their way out of the death of Mr. Dziekanski in the Vancouver Airport, the deeper they seem to be digging themselves in. While arguing that the victim was alright, breathing and alive, the RCMP are being directly contradicted by emergency medical personnel who attended to the scene:
"The Richmond Fire Department said that when fire crews checked his (Dziekanski's) vitals, he had no pulse and was not breathing.
"Our crews, while they were doing their assessment, had asked for the handcuffs to be taken off," said Lake. "The RCMP had indicated that he had been violent before and they didn't want to take the handcuffs off and so our crews continued with their assessment." He definitely had no pulse and no breathing," Lake said. "Clinically yes, I guess he was dead."
B.C. Ambulance Service arrived next and also asked for Dziekanski's handcuffs to be removed, at which point police obliged."