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Police searching for witness in hit-and-run death of Calgary police officer

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm MDT

Police released this photo of a witness sought in the New Years Eve hit-and-run death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett. CREDIT: Calgary Police Service)

CALGARY – Police have released photos of a witness in connection with the New Year’s Eve death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

Investigators believe this person was a rear passenger of the vehicle alleged to have been used during the hit-and-run.

Photos of the witness were captured on body-worn camera and are being released for investigative purposes.

The passenger is believed to be wearing a Burberry-check shirt or jacket, or a similar-coloured fabric.

WATCH: Bail hearing for youth charged in officer’s death

This comes on the same day a judge decided against releasing one of the accused in Harnett’s death

The accused was 17 when he was arrested following the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett on New Year’s Eve.

He has since turned 18 but cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Youth Court Judge Steve Lipton on Friday refused bail for the teen and has now denied an application that he be released into the custody of a responsible person.

That person would have had to exercise care and control over the teen.

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