The person arrested after Allan Young was assaulted has not yet appeared in court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

The person arrested after Allan Young was assaulted has not yet appeared in court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

No charges yet in death of Abbotsford officer Allan Young

Police and Crown say the investigation is still underway

Neither the Nelson Police Department nor the Crown counsel has yet released any information about the man who police say attacked an off-duty Abbotsford police officer on Baker Street last month.

Const. Allan Young of the Abbotsford Police Department was seriously injured July 16 after he allegedly approached a man causing a disturbance. Young died three days later.

A 26-year-old man was arrested, but the two agencies have so far said nothing about the person’s identity or about the status of the case, except that it is still under investigation. Police will not say whether the accused is in custody.

In a criminal investigation, the police assess whether there is enough evidence to recommend to Crown counsel that charges be laid.

In deciding whether to lay charges, Crown counsel considers whether there is a strong likelihood of conviction and whether prosecuting the case would be in the public interest. If a charge is laid, a date is then set for the accused to appear in court.

The Star will report on this case whenever further information is available.

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bill.metcalfe@nelsonstar.com

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