Vancouver police officers won't be charged over unarmed man's 2015 death

More than five years after Myles Gray died in a confrontation with seven Vancouver police officers, his family has learned that none of the officers involved will face charges in his death.

Crown prosecutors say that because of contradictions between the statements of the officers involved and an inability to pinpoint the exact cause of death, they have not been able to establish a clear picture of what happened and therefore do not believe they can prove any of the officers committed manslaughter or assault.

The B.C. Prosecution Service confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday, saying the evidence does not meet its standards for charge approval, either the "substantial likelihood of conviction" used in most cases or the "reasonable prospect of conviction" accepted in cases of high public interest.


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