B.C. coroner confirms suicide of former RCMP spokesman
VANCOUVER — The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Aug. 15 2013, 7:54 PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Aug. 15 2013, 10:07 PM EDT
A former RCMP spokesman who became the face of the Mounties in the early days of the Robert Dziekanski story, only to face allegations that he and the force misled the public about what happened during the Polish immigrant’s fatal confrontation with police, has died by suicide, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Thursday.
Officer who was RCMP’s public face during Dziekanski incident found dead
Pierre Lemaitre died on July 29 after he was found hanging in his home in Abbotsford, the coroner’s service said in a news release. Emergency personnel attended Lemaitre’s home, but could not resuscitate him.
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