It’s expected to be an emotionally charged morning on Tuesday, as the daughter of a man shot dead by police testifies during the last day of a coroner’s inquest.
Nousha Bayrami is expected to tell the inquest jury how her father’s death changed her life forever.
Mehrdad Bayrami was shot dead following a five-hour standoff outside the Starlight Casino in New Westminster in 2012.
The inquest has heard days of testimony from Mehrdad’s ex-girlfriend, who was held hostage, the officer who fired the fatal blow, and healthcare professionals who said the 48-year-old was depressed and suicidal.
After a report from the Independent Investigations Office, Crown counsel made the rare move of charging the officer who pulled the trigger, Const. Jordan MacWilliams of the Delta police, with second-degree murder.
The charge was later dropped, as was civil action originally filed by Nousha.
The jury is set to deliberate after her testimony. An inquest is not meant to find fault, but to make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.