CALGARY — The parents of a man shot dead by Calgary police have lost a bid to have a judicial review of the decision not to lay charges in the case.
Anthony Heffernan was holding a syringe in a hotel room in 2015 when an officer shot him four times — twice in the head.
Police had been called after the 27-year-old failed to check out of his room.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team initially found there were grounds to charge the officer with a criminal offence.
But the Crown later determined a conviction was unlikely and no charges would be laid.
A Court of Queen's Bench judge says there is no evidence to support the parents' allegation that there was an abuse of process by the Crown.