Saturday, December 01, 2007
Worse and Worse...
Dziekanski still alive by the time medical help arrived: RCMP
Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2007 | 2:38 PM ET
The RCMP and the Richmond B.C. fire department appear to be offering conflicting accounts as to whether Robert Dziekanski was already dead by the time medical help arrived.
Given everything that has happened so far, I'm going to believe the fire department on this one. The officers shown in the video sure didn't seem particularly interested in assessing their victim's condition. The only thing that could make this worse would be to discover that the RCMP had somehow impeded attempts to treat Mr. Dziekanski.
Immediately, a crew initiated a medical assessment and asked police to remove Dziekanski's handcuffs, but the officers refused.