"He had the stapler open ... he was in a combative stance'
Mountie who wielded taser tells inquiry he felt threatened when victim grabbed staplerThe courtroom audience snorted, giggled and shrieked.
As they should.
The RCMP officer who made this comment was not only ridiculous, he was lying.
As Gary Mason reports in a separate column today, the video shows clearly and repeatedly that Mr. Dziekanski did not raise the stapler above his head or anywhere near it and he did not move towards the officers.
And even if he had?
We all know how dangerous and scary a good Bostich stapler can be in the wrong hands!
So the officer zapped Dziekanski once and then, while Dziekanski was writhing in pain (clearly and repeatedly seen on the video), the officer zapped him again 3 times in a matter of seconds.
By the way, the officer had never before in his life used the taser.
Now, what will happen after this inquiry?
These policemen killed an innocent man.
Will they be charged? Will they lose their jobs? Will they suffer anything besides a momentary public embarrassment?