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When Amir Abdulrahman and his year-old friend were pulled over by police on New Years Eve, there was already a warrant out for the older teen's arrest. Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted for assault when Sgt. Andrew Harnett initiated a traffic stop in the city's northeast.
The vehicle he stopped struck and dragged him, killing him. Both Abdulrahman and the year-old youth are now charged with the first-degree murder of Harnett. Lawyers for the two indicated on Saturday they plan to apply for bail at the earliest opportunity.
Calgary police Chief Mark Neufeld thanked the public on Saturday afternoon for initiating a "blue campaign," placing blue ribbons on homes and said the "tremendous support" from the community has been comforting to Harnett's colleagues. On Thursday night, just before 11 p.
He spoke with both the driver and passenger before the vehicle fled, striking and dragging Harnett who was described by police Chief Mark Neufeld as a "highly decorated" 12 year member of CPS as well as a former military police officer.
Despite the "desperate" attempts of fellow officers and paramedics, Harnett died at the scene, according to the Calgary Police Service.
Police quickly identified the two teenage suspects who, with help from their lawyers, turned themselves in by p. Friday evening. Kaysi Fagan, the lawyer for the year-old, who was the alleged driver at the time of Harnett's death, says she helped arrange for her client to surrender. He was proactive, he called me, I touched base with homicide and within hours we attended together at police headquarters," said Fagan. On Saturday morning, both teens appeared before a justice of the peace via CCTV from the arrest processing unit with their lawyers ing by telephone.
Defence lawyer Andrea Urquhart requested her client, Abdulraman, attend in person on Monday so she can meet with him at the Calgary courthouse as there is a Covid outbreak at the remand centre and visits are prohibited.
CBC News ly named the year-old after police took the unusual step of making an application to the youth division of the Calgary Provincial Court in order to identify the teen who, at the time, was at large. The order technically expires five days from being issued, but CBC News has since removed his name and photo now that he is in custody. Jason Harnett, Andrew's brother, said Friday that the family was devastated in the wake of the incident.
Jason said he texted his brother on Thursday. CPS thanked the public for the "tremendous outpouring of support" on Saturday afternoon. In Calgary and beyond, some have initiated a "blue campaign" placing blue ribbons on their homes and changing porch light bulbs to blue as a show of support to Harnett and the larger policing community.
CPS has also set up an address for those wishing to offer messages of condolence to the officer's family. CPS said the Harnett family is "overwhelmed," and has asked for privacy until they are ready to release a public statement and additional photos.
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