In court, Richard Peck and Mark Sandler dismiss the following nineteen eyewitness statements as inconsistent. After reading these statements it appears Peck and Sandler expect witnesses to be robots, scientists and engineers.
On April 14, 2010 Mark Sandler told the court they would be re-interviewing witnesses. As we learn more it appears that Sandler did not interview most, if not all of these eyewitnesses. Why? We don’t absolutely know but it does appear that prosecutors, Mark Sandler and Richard Peck avoided any investigation that would prevent them from withdrawing the charges against Michael Bryant.
NONE of the witnesses report Michael Bryant’s car stalling even once.
NONE of the witnesses report that Darcy Allan Sheppard was attempting to attack Michael Bryant
The text of the statements below are taken directly and entirely from the Police reconstruction report. Bryant Watch has not edited them in any way. All we have added is the word “Witness” in front of each witness number so that they are easier to separate.
The following were summarized accounts of witness statements collected by the Toronto
in the center of the road (Bloor Street West east of Avenue Road).
Heard yelling, looked back towards the noise and saw a black convertible in oncoming traffic in the opposite lane.
Saw the convertible drive up onto the sidewalk half on and half off the road with man hanging off side of car hitting trees, post and mailbox attempting to get the guy off the car.
They went past my line of vision and I looked over and saw the guy lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
I told to call police.
I went up to the guy and told him not to move he was trying to get up.
It took 5-10 minutes for the Fire department to show up and they started first aid.
The car was black two door convertible basically a sedan, driving fast at least 60-70 with the guy hanging on.