Bail denied for man accused of first-degree murder in death of Calgary police Sgt. Andrew Harnett

An Alberta judge has denied bail to a man charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer.

Police allege that Amir Abdulrahman, who is 20, was a passenger in an SUV that Sgt. Andrew Harnett tried to stop on Dec. 31 after he noticed its licence plate didn’t match its registration.

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Harnett was hit by the vehicle and later died in hospital.

Abdulrahman and a 17-year-old boy were charged with first-degree murder.

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Police have said the SUV sped off and a second, unrelated vehicle may have come into contact with Harnett on the road.

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Details of the bail hearing, held almost a month ago, are under a publication ban.

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