Newly Disclosed RCMP Email Shocks Dziekanski Inquiry On What Was To Be The Final Day!
Inquiry Commissioner Thomas Braidwood says he's “appalled” that the information didn't come out until now and said further testimony is needed to sort through what the exchange means.
The Braidwood inquiry was thrown into disarray with the release of a previously undisclosed e-mail between two senior Mounties which suggests the four RCMP officers who went into the fatal confrontation with Mr. Dziekanski were planning to use a taser before they even saw him.
That would be in contrast to testimony from the Mounties that they did not talk at all en route to the confrontation at Vancouver International Airport.
Commission counsel Art Vertlieb, who outlined the e-mail between a chief superintendent and assistant commissioner, is proposing to recall the Mounties to testify again.
The e-mail, written on Nov. 5, 2007, was disclosed only recently by the federal Justice Department to commission counsel."
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