Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Taman stream of consciouness (4)

  • Print
From this morning's hearing....News from Commission Counsel David Paciocco that today's proceedings will adjourn at 3 PM so additional investigation can be undertaken on a matter that has just arisen. The room tingles with curiousity...In other matters, Sgt. Sean Black finished his testimony this morning. Under cross examination by his lawyers - there are counsel from both the Winnipeg Police Service and the Winnipeg Police Association - he did little to rehabilitate his tattered reputation before this inquiry. He continued to maintain he had no recollection of how much alcohol was consumed and by whom at the house party he hosted in the early morning hours of February 25, 2005, the morning Crystal Taman was killed. He did, however, have a photographic memory about how Derek Harvey-Zenk, the man who killed Taman, slipped out of the house at about 7 AM while Black was in the bathroom. And despite knowing who drank what, he was quite clear that Harvey-Zenk did not appear intoxicated.The inquiry was to hear from Const. Ken Azaransky, a good friend of Black's and one of the guests at the house party. Black's testimony finished about an hour early but when they went to call Azaransky, he was nowhere to be found. "Isn't he required to be here by subpoena," a cranky inquiry commissioner Roger Salhany asked? Yes, a sheepish cop lawyer responded.In a forum that has been pretty hostile to the cops, not showing up for testimony is a bad strategy if you hope to curry any sympathy from the commissioner.More to come from today's hearings....-30-

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

In the Key of Bart: Can’t It Be Nice This Time?

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • Bright sunflowers lift their heads toward the south east skies in a  large sunflower field on Hwy 206 and #1 Thursday Standup photo. July 31,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google