Prosecution drops criminal charges against Michael Bryant
The media is reporting that prosecutor Richard Peck has dropped criminal charges against Michael Bryant, who was charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, after the incident that left Darcy Allan Sheppard dead.
Richard Peck felt there was no reasonable chance of convicting Bryant.
Quote from The Star:
If the prosecution determines there is no reasonable prospect of conviction then the charge must be withdrawn, Peck told the judge in front of a courtroom packed with reporters.
“This case falls short of that standard and I’ll explain why,” the lawyer said.
He added the decision was his “mine and mine alone” and no one from Attorney General’s office had any input into the decision-making process.
I'm wondering if there will be other non-criminal charges pursued after this.
Personally, I'm still trying to make sense of this...