A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his twelfth
wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was
charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal
negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically,
he had helped write the legal test for the same charges sixteen
Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible
for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that
province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The
charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had
happened to Sheppard-or Bryant.
28 Seconds offers the never-before-told personal story
of the events leading to Sheppard''s death and the aftermath.
It also includes behind-the-scenes revelations about Bryant''s
most popular and controversial political work.
In 28 Seconds, Bryant chronicles the fateful aftermath
of that late-summer evening in August 2009. He looks at the
realities of the adversarial court system and a prison system
filled with addicts and the mentally ill, speaking publicly, for
the first time, of personal challenges and his own battle with some
of the very demons shared by Darcy Sheppard.