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article imageRCMP corporal who ordered tasering suspended since fatal crash

By Julian Worker     Jun 13, 2009 in Crime
Benjamin Robinson was the commanding officer when Robert Dziekanski was tasered at Vancouver Airport in Oct 2007. It can now be revealed that Robinson has been suspended since Oct 2008 due to his involvement in an accident when a motorcyclist was killed.
Things are not going well for Benjamin Robinson. Known as Monty to his friends, Robinson was the commanding officer at Vancouver International Airport on October 14th, 2007, when he and three other RCMP officers confronted an irate Polish passenger Robert Dziekanski, who had been in the arrivals area for many hours. It was Robinson who gave the order for Dziekanski to be subdued after the passenger brandished a stapler at the constables. Dziekanski died after being tasered 5 times by the officers.
It now transpires that Robinson has been suspended on full pay since October 25th, 2008. That was the date when Robinson, driving a jeep off duty, collided with a motorcycle on 6th Avenue in Tsawwassen and killed the rider, a 21-year old man Orion Hutchinson, who had just completed a trades discovery program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Hutchinson was due to start work two days after the accident.
Orion Hutchinson  21
Orion Hutchinson, 21, was killed while his motorcycle collided with Cpl. Benjamin "Monty" Robinson's vehicle on Oct. 25, 2008. Robinson left the scene of the accident and was arrested a short time later failing a breathalyzer test.
Handout photo by Hutchinson Family
Robinson was taken into custody at the scene of the crime and it’s believed failed a breathalyser. On this basis, Robinson is expected to be charged by the local police with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. The Crown has received the report of the incident.
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