Twenty-Six Seconds

by Curt Petrovich (Author)

How a few fleeting frames of video led to a frustrating search for justice tainted by ego, bias, and a desire for vengeance.



Images of Robert Dziekanski convulsing after being shocked by a Mountie’s Taser went viral in 2007. International outrage and domestic shame followed the release of that painful video. It had taken just twenty-six seconds for four Mounties to surround and discharge their Tasers on the Polish would-be immigrant at Vancouver International Airport.



A decade later, after millions of dollars spent on an inquiry and bungled prosecutions laden with bias and interference, a story has emerged that reveals what happened to those whose lives remain marked by what happened in those twenty-six seconds.



Twenty-Six Seconds turns the familiar “Bad Cop” narrative on its head, offering a less tidy version of the truth, written by an experienced, award-winning CBC investigative journalist who has covered every step of the story since the day Robert Dziekanski died.

Book details

Publication date
January 12, 2019
Publisher
Page count
296
ISBN
9781459742956
Paper ISBN
9781459742932