When Robert Dziekanski died in Vancouver International Airport in 2007 after an altercation with RCMP officers, the sergeant in charge of communicating what turned out to be a false version of those events later asked to fix the record, his widow told an inquest In his death by suicide.
Over the course of three hours on Monday, Sheila Lemaitre told the inquiry that some of the information her husband, RMPP Sergeant Pierre Lemaitre, was told to say that the media was wrong, but he was ordered not to correct it. Therefore, he was accused of being "the RCMP liar" and "the RCMP spider physician." He was later delivered to the traffic compartment, a move as a penalty transfer, she said.
The situation exaggerated the depression he had lived for some time, his wife said.
Sgt. Lemaitre died on suicide on July 29, 2013. He was 55.
Mama Lemaitre said that her husband was shown to be a "bad apple" and used him as a scapeegoat, in fact, he wanted to correct the misinformation.
"At one point he is almost screaming," I want to correct it, I want to tell them, "and he was not allowed," she said. "He was not ordered. "
His lost pride in his work, his personality changed, and he became physically abused, sometimes pushing his wife to the floor and choking her.
"He could not explain why he was so angry," Mame Lemaitre said, "but he knew there was a rage in his head burning his brain – and he could not control it."
In the days before his death, Ms. Lemayre said, he ran some errands she had "nagging" him. He bought extra bags of dog food, procured a few babblers from the fertilizer of a neighbor and filled some large jugs with water.
She always thought it was an indication that he was feeling better, but in Hydexts recognized that he was preparing to take his own life.
"He just made sure that I was going to be okay for a bit," she said.
The Coroner's Inquest is scheduled to last several days. The jury will hear evidence of testimony and can then make recommendations aimed at preventing damages under similar circumstances.
Mame Lemaitre tells President Coroner Vincent Stankato and a jury of five that her husband was proud to be a leader and had a reputation for going to the extra mile to help others. That changed after the airport incident.
Mr. Dzyjansky, a Polish immigrant who did not speak English, came to Canada to live with his mother, but lost and wandered the airport for 10 hours. He eventually started throwing furniture around in the arrivals area and was stunned with a few seconds later officers arrived at the scene. He died on the airport floor.
Sgt. Lemaitre obediently said Mr. Dzyejansky was stunned twice, when in fact he was stunned five times. The first account also states that the officers only used the tosser to "prevent the violence."
All four markets that have appealed to the incident are charged with pesticides. Two were convicted and two were known.
In 2015, Ms. Lemaitre encountered a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada and the BBC. Justice Minister for the actions of the earthquakes; It was set in July by Mediation. Her attorney did not comment on the settlement.
Walter Kosteckyj, the lawyer for the family Dziekanski, has accused Monday's trial of showing his support for East Lebaitre. He recalls cross-examining Sgt. Lemaitre during the inquiry into the death of Dzianskiec, as well as a short conversation, the two were still privately.
"I came to think that this was a very good person who was put in a very difficult position and could not clear the record when he wanted to," Mr. Kostekek told reporters. "He asked me to extend the apologies to my client, Zofia Sysovsky [Mr. Dziekanski’s mother], So she would know that he took no part in trying to miss the public or the media about the events. "
He adds that the Sergeant was "very, very bothered by not being able to be true, that he felt he was hungry."