No criminal charges for Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm
A special prosecutor has decided not to lay criminal charges against Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm.
Vancouver lawyer Mark Jetté reviewed the RCMP's investigation of a "domestic incident" on June 26 involving Pimm and his wife.
According to a news release issued today (July 13) by the B.C Criminal Justice Branch, Jetté interviewed potential witnesses and considered material submitted by police.
Jetté determined that the available evidence wouldn't likely lead to a conviction and therefore did not warrant the laying of charges.
The lawyer believes it's not appropriate to release additional details about the evidence at this time, the release says.
Jetté was picked for the special prosecutor job on July 4 by acting assistant deputy attorney general Brian Rendell.
On June 27, Pimm resigned from the B.C. Liberal caucus and gave up his parliamentary secretary post after his arrest.
"Last night, I was involved in a dispute with my wife, that led to police involvement, and I was held in custody overnight," Pimm said in a statement at the time.
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