"Robert Dziekanski, 40, had grabbed a stapler 'and came at the police screaming' during the incident."
Const. Bill Bentley yesterday at the Braidwood Inquiry, after being walked through Paul Pritchard's video :
"If we didn’t have the video, would your evidence be today that Mr. Dziekanski grabbed the stapler and ran toward you screaming?” commission counsel Patrick McGowan asked.Now Bentley says : "Dziekanski "actually appeared calm and cooperative and wasn't doing anything as the officers approached."
“I don’t know,” Bentley replied, prompting derisive laughter from several people in the public gallery."
That's quite the switch, Const. Bentley.
Vancouver Sun : "Lawyer David Butcher, representing Bentley, asked that official inquiry transcripts, video, audiotapes and exhibits at the inquiry should not be released without a court order. It is believed Poland is considering charges against the officers. The request will be ruled on later."
Transcript of RCMP testimony is still not up at the Braidwood Inquiry site yet but in the past it has usually lagged by several days.