Judge needs more time to make determination in Pompeo case
A decision in the aggravated assault trial of Const. David Pompeo in the shooting of Bill Gillespie has been put over again until Thursday, Feb. 14.
"I talked to the Crown Counsel and he said the judge needs more time,'' said Gillespie.
A verdict was initially due to be rendered by Judge Josiah Wood on Thursday this week in Duncan Provincial Court.
Wood is leaving no stone unturned in reviewing all the evidence presented during the trial — including an abundance of expert testimony — and looking seriously at precedents before making his ruling.
Gillespie was the driver and friend Dale Brewer a passenger in a car pulled over near Chemainus in September of 2009 by Pompeo and Const. David Birchett. Gillespie contends he and Brewer obeyed all orders while Pompeo insists they did not that resulted in a shot being fired that struck Gillespie.