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Bail denied for Calgary teen accused in officer's death

Last Updated Jan 28, 2021 at 12:52 pm MDT

The Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – A judge has denied bail for one of two teens charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer.

The teen, who turned 18 earlier this month, was charged along with Amir Abdulrahman, 19, in the New Year’s Eve death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

He cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Police have said Harnett was hit and dragged while attempting to stop an SUV after noticing its plates didn’t match its registration.

They allege the accused youth was driving the vehicle and Abdulrahman was a passenger.

The Crown has said it will seek an adult sentence if the young man is convicted.