A repeat offender arrested for assaulting a 19-year-old woman with a weapon in downtown Vancouver has been released on bail, raising concerns about the men’s threat to public safety.
Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon said in an interview with CTV News, “You can’t release individuals like this into the community to threaten other women, beat other women, or do worse. .
“That young woman could have died.
Mohammed Majidpour, 35, was charged with hitting a 19-year-old Asian woman in the head with a pole at around 9:50 am on September 27 as she was walking down the street. police He allegedly fled the scene while beating the woman, making racist slurs and continuing to make offensive comments. It wasn’t.
In a Sept. 28 press release from the Vancouver Police Department, Constable Jason Doucett said, “There were other people walking within the block at the time of the attack, but it was so sudden that it could not have been prevented. It was,” adding an eyewitness. He called 9-1-1 and stayed with the victim until police arrived.
Police issued a warrant to Majidpur, released his photo to the public and warned him to stay away. He was arrested on Oct. 6 after being identified by the public and reported to police.
After a long weekend in prison, he was released on bail on the condition that he had no contact with his victims, had no weapons, and reported to a support worker because he was dealing with a heroin addiction.
Court records show Majidpour has more than 30 convictions dating back to August 2015, including charges of assault, assault with a weapon, and intimidation.
Before his most recent court appearance, Majidpur’s last court appearance was in April, when he pleaded guilty to mischief, trespassing, threatening and violating probation.
“If you want to see the frustrating bail failure of the justice system here in B.C. and how it’s being managed, this is a prime case,” said Kash Heed, former Public Safety Minister and Attorney General for CTV. said in an interview with news.
In September 2021, Majdpur was in the news after Vancouver woman Jamie Coots captured a video of her chasing her for 40 minutes. He was charged with criminal harassment, but the case was put on hold.
Falcon said that CTV Majidpour’s repeated releases “make no sense”.
“I think it must be said that at some point the safety of the community has to come first — considering how hard some of these individuals have done by having to spend time in prison. before,” he said.
“We are really rolling the dice here. We can’t afford to keep rolling the dice. We have to be on the side of protection,” he added.
Majidpur’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 15.