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Dziekanski perjury trial postponed to August 31

Robert Dziekanski was tasered and subsequently died at Vancouver International Airport.

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The perjury case against four Mounties who confronted Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver airport in 2007 has been put over to August 31.

Special prosecutor Richard Peck told a brief hearing in B.C Supreme Court Wednesday morning that all sides had agreed to the delay to allow for the completion of disclosure.

Lawyers for the officers agreed.

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The officers are accused of lying in the testimony they gave a public inquiry into Mr. Dziekanski's death, which came after he was repeatedly tasered.

Facing charges are Const. Bill Bentley, Const. Kwesi Millington, Const. Gerry Rundell and Cpl. Benjamin Robinson.

The officers did not attend the hearing, which lasted only a few minutes. They were represented by their lawyers.

Mr. Dziekanski began acting erratically after arriving from Poland to begin a new life, and the officers confronted him. He was stunned with a taser and restrained, but died shortly after due to cardiac issues.

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