April 9, 2015 Ish

Lawyer for delta police officer expects some overlap in criminal and civil trials facing client

The lawyer for a Delta police officer says he expects there will be an overlap of some evidence in the criminal and civil trials his client is facing.

Constable Jordan MacWilliams was charged with second-degree murder last fall over the death of 48-year-old Mehrdad Bayrami, and he is also facing a civil lawsuit from the dead man’s daughter.

MacWilliams has responded to that civil lawsuit, saying he had a reasonable fear Bayrami would cause death or grievous bodily harm to himself or others.

Jeremy Poole is the lawyer who is representing MacWilliams, and he says it’s likely a criminal matter will be resolved before a civil lawsuit against his client makes it to court.

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