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07/14/2015 19:49 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 01:12 EDT

Crown says B.C. officer won't stand trial on second-degree murder charge

VICTORIA — A British Columbia police officer will no longer face a second-degree-murder charge after a fatal shooting during an armed standoff.

The Criminal Justice Branch has applied for a stay of proceedings against Const. Jordan MacWilliams of the Delta Police Department.

MacWilliams was one of over two dozen officers surrounding Mehrdad Bayrami before he was shot and killed following an alleged domestic dispute outside a casino in November 2012. 

The Crown says it has since interviewed 35 witnesses and received additional information from the province's police watchdog to conclude that there isn't enough evidence for a criminal offence.

MacWilliams still faces a civil lawsuit from Bayrami's daughter.

She has accused the officer of gross negligence and malicious misconduct and claims she has suffered financial loss as a result of her father's death, though none of the allegations have been tested in court.

The Canadian Press