TORONTO — Criminal charges against example Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant have been withdrawn in relation the incident he was involved in last August that claimed the life of a 33-year-old bicycle courier.
On the morning of Tuesday, special prosecutor Richard Peck made the announcement in a Toronto courtroom.
The police alleges that that there was a verbal altercation and collision between a man operating a Saab convertible and a cyclist.
The driver of the convertible had allegedly driven away whilst the cyclist was still clinging on to the side of the car before falling into the road.
The victim was 33-year-old bike courier Darcy Allan Sheppard. He died shortly in the hospital.
Bryant was filed with charges if criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
The case drew intense level attention awing to Bryant’s role as a former Ontario attorney general and three time elected member of the parliament.
Bryant resigned from his position in the provincial government to head Invest Toronto—an economic development agency for the city.
Looking back, Bryant was one of the highest profile member of Ontario’s government and holds the positions of aboriginal affairs minister and minister of economic development during the 10 years he had at Queen’s Park.
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