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06/05/2015 13:16 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 01:12 EDT

RCMP officer acquittal on perjury allegations upheld by B.C. Appeal Court

VANCOUVER - The Crown has lost its bid to overturn the acquittal of an RCMP officer who was charged with lying at an inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death.Const. Bill Bentley was among four officers who confronted Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport in October 2007, when he was stunned with a Taser and died.In a unanimous ruling, the B.C. Appeal Court upheld the not-guilty verdict for Bentley, saying there was no error in a judge's decision of reasonable doubt.Justice Anne Mackenzie says in the written decision that the original judge's conclusions weren't tainted by legal mistakes.Bentley was among four officers who were charged with perjury after the public inquiry when the Crown claimed they all colluded on a story to tell investigators and later the inquiry.Bentley and Const Gerry Rundel were acquitted of perjury, while Const. Kwesi Millington and former officer Benjamin "Monty" Robinson were both convicted for their testimony.