In the wake of a review of the Larry Darling murder case, government lawyers are recommending increased resources for Crown Counsel offices.
The BC Prosecution Service ordered a review after charges were suddenly stayed against Darling, who had been accused of killing Kristy Morrey in August 2006.
Recently retired Crown Counsel lawyer Todd Patola said many places like Port Alberni are seeing increased workloads, and need increased resources as a result.
Senior Crown Counsel Robert Wright made a dozen recommendations, including the need for a paralegal for the North Island, and two crown counsel prosecutors for cases that involve sophisticated police investigations.
His recommendations will be forwarded to BC’s Attorney General for consideration.