One of many two males accused of killing a Calgary police officer is not going to be launched on bail pending trial.
Amir Abdulrahman, 19, is charged with first-degree homicide in New Yr’s Eve dying of Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, who was killed when an SUV he had pulled over took off, dragging the officer greater than 400 metres.
One other teen, who was 17 years outdated on the time of the incident and can’t be named underneath the Youth Felony Justice Act, has already been denied bail.
Court docket of Queen’s Bench Justice David Gates launched his 28-page choice Wednesday afternoon after listening to arguments in February.
The entire proof and arguments introduced on the bail listening to are protected by a publication ban. Gates’s causes for detention are additionally underneath a ban.
Fellow officers tried to avoid wasting Harnett
Round 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020, Harnett pulled over the SUV as a result of its headlights weren’t on.
At the moment, Abdulrahman, the alleged passenger, was needed on 4 warrants, together with one for assault and three for failure to adjust to courtroom orders, based on courtroom paperwork.
After talking with the motive force, who police allege is the youthful teen charged, Harnett was within the strategy of issuing site visitors tickets associated to the motive force’s graduated licence and headlights.
Harnett was carried 400 metres earlier than he was flung from the fleeing SUV.
Fellow officers who had been on the scene tried to revive Harnett however he died in hospital about an hour later.
Prosecutors would search grownup sentence
Prosecutors have indicated that if convicted, the Crown would search an grownup sentence for the youth, which might imply life in jail with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.
Throughout the February listening to, prosecutor Mike Ewenson argued for Abdulrahman’s detention whereas defence lawyer Balfour Der requested that his consumer be launched pending trial.
Abdulrahman’s dad and mom and three youthful brothers had been in courtroom for the listening to.
A trial date has not but been set for both accused.
Abdulrahman is due again in courtroom on Friday.