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Blamed and broken : the Mounties and the death of Robert Dziekenski / Curt Petrovich.
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9781459742932
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Toronto : Dundurn, 2019.

©2019
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358 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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A few fleeting seconds, captured on video, led to a frustrating search for justice tainted by ego, bias, and a desire for vengeance.



Images of Robert Dziekanski convulsing after being shocked by a Mountie's Taser went viral in 2007. International outrage and domestic shame followed the release of that painful video. It had taken just twenty-six seconds for four Mounties to surround and stun the Polish would-be immigrant at Vancouver International Airport.



A decade later, after millions of dollars spent on an inquiry, and bungled prosecutions laden with bias and interference, the tragic impact of those fleeting seconds on the people involved -- Dziekanski's mother and the four Mounties -- is at last revealed.


Author Notes

Curt Petrovich is an investigative journalist with over three decades of experience reporting on national and international stories for the CBC. He has followed the case of Robert Dziekanski since he was was declared dead on October 14, 2007. Curt lives in Vancouver.