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The B.C. government will launch a full public inquiry into the death of a Polish man who was killed after being hit with two taser shots at the Vancouver airport.
Following the last week events, a wave of public anger about the death is washing over the RCMP in the Lower Mainland, with upset Canadians berating officers at the airport and at the nearby Richmond detachment – and even throwing eggs at one police cruiser.
Deputy Commissioner Gary Bass, commanding officer for the RCMP in British Columbia, told The Globe and Mail on the weekend that members of the public have been acting “very aggressively” toward officers since Mr. Dziekanski's death a month ago.
The RCMP has launched a number of investigations into the Saturday morning death of Robert Thurston Knipstrom, 36, four days after he was pepper-sprayed, Tasered and hit with a baton in an altercation with police. The incident is now being handled as an in-custody death, RCMP said in a news release.
"Because of the possibility that the police use of force could have been a factor in the individual's medical injuries, the RCMP began the in-custody-related investigative protocols from the very beginning," said the police release.
The death is being investigated by the force's "E" Division major crime section, along with the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team, Abbotsford police, and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.