Mounties say they're sorry

RCMP to offer formal apology to Dziekanski’s mother

The RCMP’s deputy commissioner for the Pacific region plans to apologize to Zofia Cisowski, the mother of Robert Dziekanski, during a Thursday press conference. The Mounties will also announce they’ve reached a settlement deal with Cisowski, though details remain confidential. Gary Bass is expected to apologize on behalf of the force for Dziekanski’s death at the hands of police who used a taser on the Polish citizen at Vancouver’s airport. RCMP deputy commissioner Bill Sweeney apologized for the incident in May 2009, while declining to admit his officers had behaved inappropriately. It’s not clear whether Bass will take any responsibility for the officers’ actions.

CBC News

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