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VANCOUVER - A coroners inquest has made 16 recommendations after hearing the case of a 48-year-old man who as fatally shot by police outside a BC casino.  Mehrdad Bayrami was shot and killed following an hours-long standoff outside New Westminster's Starlight Casino in Nov 2012.    (CP)

Police shooting inquest

Details last seconds    


Charge stayed  

VANCOUVER - Delta police officer Jordan MacWilliams will no longer face a second-degree murder charge in the 2012 death of Mehrdad Bayrami after the Criminal Justice Branch announced a stay of proceedings.   (CBC)

Stay of Proceedings in Prosecution   .pdf 

Crown stays charge

More questions still remain

Report on watchdog to be kept secret

No transparency for watchdog

Officer won't stand trial 

Review of investigation

VANCOUVER - On Nov 8, 2012 in the vicinity of the Starlight Casino as a result of interactions with the police, a male affected person sustained a gunshot wound to his torso and died 10 days later in hospital. The issues surrounding this file became the matter of very public conversation and debate.  As part of that process, the IIO contracted Doug Kiloh to review the IIO's investigation.   (IIO BC)  

Review of the Investigation into shooting  .pdf

Watchdog lacked training

More positive signs of change

IIO investigating its own investigation

Irony of the IIO


Lawsuit dismissed

VANCOUVER - A BC woman has agreed to the dismissal of her lawsuit in the shooting death of her father by police during an armed standoff outside a Lower Mainland casino.  In a BC Supreme Court document filed earlier this month, legal counsel for both sides agreed to dismiss the suit without costs. (Infotel)  

Hostage-taker pointed weapon

VANCOUVER - A Delta, BC, cop who is charged with murder for shooting an armed man in a 2012 standoff fired his rifle 'in response to the threat' posed by the 'distraught and violent' man pointing his handgun at a group of police officers, recently filed court documents allege.   (PostMedia)

Hostage defends officer

Officer claims victim pointed gun

Officer appears in court 

IIO made a critical mistake

A lot to answer for

IIO investigation flawed

IIO ignores truth to get prosecutions of cops

Support for cop

VANCOVUER - The mystery of why Delta PD Const. Jordan MacWilliams has been charged with murder for doing his job as a sniper covering other MIERT officers who were designated 'non-lethal' gun operators in a shots fired/hostage/standoff situation only deepens.   (Crime & Punishment blog)  

Charge 'unconscionable'

Murder charge outrageous

Cop did his job   

Travesty of justice  

IIO questioned  

Why was charged laid?    

Daughter suing officer

The daughter of the man shot during a 2012 standoff in New Westminster has launched a wrongful death lawsuit against the Delta police officer accused in the shooting.  Nousha Bayrami's lawsuit against Const. Jordan MacWilliams alleges the officer shot Mehrdad Bayrami "suddenly, without warning or justification" as he was walking backwards away from police officers with his arms at his sides.  (Delta Optimist    Nov 2014)

Charges part of a growing trend

Support wristbands pulled 

Support bracelet

Wristbands show support

Police rally around officer

IIO completes report

Chief civilian director, Richard Rosenthal submitted his report to Crown counsel concerning the Nov shooting death of 48-year-old Mehrdad Bayrami.  The report will not be made public, and the IIO will not be providing any further information regarding the case. (New West Record   July 2013)

IIO - an offence may have been committed

Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team

Delta Police Department 

Officer charged

Delta Police Const. Jordan MacWilliams, a former member of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team, is facing one count of second-degree murder for the fatal 2012 shooting of Merhdad Bayrami, 48, during an armed standoff.  (Vancouver Sun   Oct 2014)

Cop charged

Officer charged

Shoot-out victim dies

Ten days after an officer-involved shooting just outside the Starlight Casino in Queensborough, the man at the centre of the incident died in hospital. The BC Coroners Service confirmed that Mehrdad Bayrami, 48, of Richmond, had passed away on Sunday evening. 


Standoff suspect dies

Employee offers account


Gunshot ends police standoff

A police standoff with an armed man at the Starlight Casino in New Westminster, BC, ended with a gunshot just before 11am.   (CBC Nov 2012)

Standoff ends with man shot by police

Woman taken hostage

Early Thursday morning, a distraught man with a gun took a woman hostage at the casino after a domestic dispute.  A witness said he heard screaming and saw a woman being dragged into the bushes near the casino. (CTV Nov 2012)

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