B.C. inquiry into Taser-related death postponed
VANCOUVER - A public inquiry into the death of a Polish immigrant after he was shocked by RCMP Tasers at Vancouver airport has been postponed.
The inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski was set to resume Oct. 20 but will now start on Nov. 12.
Inquiry commissioner Thomas Braidwood, a retired B.C. Appeal Court judge, says the postponement is necessary to give Crown lawyers time to review the police investigation into the death.
The RCMP has said it can't participate in the inquiry until after the Crown makes a decision on whether any of the four Mounties involved in the case will face charges.
The RCMP hasn't even applied for standing at the inquiry, saying it's waiting to hear from the Crown about charges.
Braidwood says the Crown will make that decision by the second week of October.