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Bail denied for 20-year-old accused in New Year's Eve death of Calgary police officer

Last Updated Apr 28, 2021 at 4:47 pm MDT

Handout photo of the late Sgt. Andrew Harnett. (Credit: FACEBOOK/Calgary Police Service).

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Bail has been denied for one of the men accused in the death of Calgary police Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

Amir Abdulrahman was charged with first-degree murder after Harnett was killed during a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve in Calgary’s northeast.

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Abdulrahman, who was 19 at the time of the incident but has since turned 20, was in the passenger seat of a vehicle stopped by Harnett.

The vehicle fled from police, dragging Harnett, leading to his death.

The 20-year-old was wanted on several warrants at the time and Harnett was going to give tickets to the driver due to issues with the vehicle.

The driver, who was 17 at the time of Harnett’s death and cannot be named, is also facing first-degree murder charges and his bail was denied earlier this year.

Trial dates for the pair have not yet been set.