More questions in case of cop charged with murder

Further insight from Leo Knight.

Crime & Punishment

The more the extraordinary 2nd degree murder charge laid against Delta Police Constable Jordan MacWilliams in the 2012 death of 48-yr.-old Mehrdad Bayrami is looked into, the more it appears to be the railroading of a good, young police officer.

Murder is an extraordinary charge to be laid against a police officer engaged in executing his or her duty. It is even more extraordinary when laid against an officer working as an ERT (Emergency Response Team) officer.

There are so many aspects of this story that haven’t been told and I’m sorry to say so many apparent gaps in the investigation conducted by the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) that one must question whether ulterior motives or politics played a part in laying a charge of murder in this case.

MacWilliams was a member of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team (MIERT) on November 8th, 2012 when, at the start of his…

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3 thoughts on “More questions in case of cop charged with murder”

  1. This investigation is a joke. Cst Macwilliams should be given a medal of courage. I hope he is getting the care he needs because PTSD will follow not only due to the stress of the shooting but also the stress of these ridiculous charges. second degree murder?? really?? and the iio didn’t interview the lady that was held hostage? good work IIO!! whos holding you accountable??

  2. in honour of jordan macwilliams i’d like to extend my support. as well i’d like to thank sgt brad cooper for designing and distributing the support bracelets. members like him are needed in a department with morale issues.

  3. I have a question that’s difficult to word without an tone of accusation but I’ll try.

    I realize:

    – Their is no context to the published video.
    – The perpetrator possessed a loaded firearm that he used to fire at people.
    – The viewer doesn’t get to see who or what that firearm may have been pointed at outside the field of view.

    Having said that, it would appear that an extremely small amount of time passed between the less-lethal shot and the rifle shot. So small that it’s difficult to consider concious decision, and it’s likely within the realm of trained reaction time.

    I’m wondering what sorts of events or stimuli would cause such a trained response?

    A charge of murder seems utterly ridiculous, but a person is dead and negligence should be given consideration if there is evidence of it. I do not know what constitutes negligence in a case like this and am not trained to judge that it occurred, but to an average bystander it would appear that there is a cause for investigation.

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