Braidwood concludes that the taser played a more prominent role in the death of Robert Dziekanski than the other (physical) force.
The evidence does not allow me to conclude, with mathematical exactitude, how much the weapon and the physical altercation contributed to the hyperadrenergic state that led, ultimately, to Mr. Dziekanski’s death. Unquestionably, they both contributed substantially to that tragic result. However, I consider it to be a reasonable inference to be drawn from all the evidence that the multiple deployments of the conducted energy weapon [taser] played a more prominent role. [p. 337]
Braidwood also stated that if the RCMP had not been equipped with the taser [and encumbered with all the associated brainwashing] then they would have reverted to their other training and probably de-escalated the situation.
The stungun salesmen and their false claims are, in my opinion, partly responsible.
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