I cant get over of how stupid these guys are, the entire incident was filmed, yet they still lied, how stupid and desperate. No wonder they fought tooth and nail to prevent that footage from being released. And their idiot bosses who tried (yet failed) to sweep this under the rug is just as guilty as the four who did it. They also need to be relieved of their duties, how can anyone trust them after this, then the question arises, what else have they covered up, This is going to follow the RCMP around for a long time. When law enforcement agencies lose public trust, regaining it is practically impossible. The RCMP has become arrogant, and it came back to bite them. One way to try and fix their tainted reps would be to hold these stupid shitheads responsible for killing an innocent man, fire the big-wigs for their cover up and hope to God that the Canadian public forgives them."
There are important side questions, like how keeping these four on the force affects morale of the other force members and like how capable are today's police officers at achieving a little more presence of mind or even physical strength as opposed to weapons in order to deal with upset people but commenting on those would distract from this most important case."
Ignoring this syndrome is both naive and irresponsible within the medical community and most police agencies have very little if any training to recognize the potential for such situations.
The RCMP involved did a great wrong in the attempt to cover up what actually happened that day. Had they been properly educated on the risks involved with tasing and handling these situations and had skilled ALS emergency medical technicians on scene an unnecessary death could have been avoided.
The attempted cover up and bold face lies needs to be revisited but we can't charge them in the case of Mr. Dziekanski's death. We need to do the research to understand all the contributing factors and every police agency needs a protocol in place where police are supported by EMS when extremely agitated persons are and or tasers are involved."
But that argument breaks down when you consider the officers' conduct after the fact. They appear to have withheld evidence, lied outright, and generally brought themselves into disrepute. Prima facie, obstruction of justice charges would probably stick.
And, given that the prosecution's role is to prosecute, and that these men will undoubtedly be defended by talented lawyers, I don't think that charges related to the original incident itself would be out of line. Covering up conduct after the fact can be taken as evidence of premeditation and guilty mind. And the fact is that they killed a guy."