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Criminal Code offences - Offences against the administration of law and justice - Misleading justice - Perjury

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction for perjury. The appellant, an RCMP officer, was involved in an encounter during which he tasered a suspect that died as a result. At an inquiry into the circumstances of the victim’s death, the appellant testified about the incident as reflected in his notes and statements immediately following the incident. The appellant’s account of the incident was incontrovertibly inaccurate in material respects when compared to a video of the incident taken by a bystander. When asked about these discrepancies, the...