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Delta police expected to stop selling wristbands in support of member charged with murder

Delta police expected to stop selling wristbands in support of member charged with murder - image
John Daly, Global News

The Delta police department says it will reportedly stop promoting the sale of bracelets, which were intended to show support for constable Jordan MacWilliams.

The officer appeared in court last week to face a charge of second degree murder after an investigation by the Independent Investigations Office.

Cst. MacWilliams was charged in the death of Mehrdad Bayami outside the Starlight Casino on Nov. 8, 2012.

The incident caused Delta police Chief Constable Jim Cessford to write an open letter.

A number of officers have been seen wearing the bracelets. 2500 bands have been sold last week, and Delta police Tweeted they were out of stock. But critics raised questions about possible bias for police.

But reports cite Staff Sgt. Ryan Hall as saying the department will now stop mentioning the wristbands on the department social media accounts and website although as of this morning, the website had not been updated.

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WATCH:  Delta Police officer Cst. Jordan Macwilliams was part of an emergency response team called out to deal with an armed man.  He’s now facing second degree murder charges.  Rumina Daya has more on growing band of support.

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