There's an important meta-sequence that must be explicitly noted and acknowledged.
The original autopsy report for Robert Dziekanski reportedly didn't even bother to mention that Mr. Dziekanski was tasered at the time of his death.
CBC News (29 April 2009) - John Butt, a forensic pathologist with more than 40 years' experience who reviewed Lee's autopsy report [for Robert Dziekanski], ...criticized the autopsy report for the lack of a clear statement that a Taser was used on Dziekanski before he died. "It's enormously relevant to the events in this case, so it needs to have some explanation, and I don't know how it's not there in the context of the circumstances." [LINK]
Then, the Braidwood Inquiry reviews all the evidence and draws the only logical conclusion. That Mr. Dziekanski was killed by the restraint, and of those, the taser played the more prominent role.
In other words, the original autopsy report is essentially turned upside down with respect to the taser.
It occurs to me that Braidwood has overturned 100% of the taser-associated death autopsy reports that he has reviewed.
One for one. 100%.
Now that the assumed (inexplicably de facto up to now) safety of the taser has been formally shredded, if it might be worth reviewing other taser-associated death autopsy reports to see how many others might have also been misled by the false claims of taser safety.
It's extremely unlikely that Dziekanski's death is the only one where the taser was initially given an inexplicable free pass.
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