A Delta police officer charged with second degree murder is no longer facing prosecution.
The Criminal Justice Branch has announced a stay of proceedings has been entered in the case against Constable Jordan MacWilliams.
He was accused of acting inappropriately when he shot a man during an armed standoff in New Westminster.
Deadly casino standoff
Mehrdad Bayrami was killed in November of 2012 outside the Starlight casino.
A review by the Independent Investigations Officer determined further review by prosecutors was warranted.
They now say, the Crown Counsel assigned to the case has conducted several interviews since the initial chargeassessment and has determined ‘the available evidence no longer satisfies the charge approval standard for the continued prosecution of Cst. MacWilliams for any criminal offence.’
In April, the woman held hostage by Bayrami before the stand-off spoke out in favour of the officer who killed him saying MacWilliams is a hero.
Tetiana Piltsina told a Province newspaper reporter the officer never should have been charged.
Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed by the dead man’s daughter claims her father was shot in the back.