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Charges in Abdi Case Still “A Long Way from Justice”

On March 6, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) laid charges against Constable Daniel Montsion following a seven-month investigation into his involvement in the death of Abdirahman Abdi. The SIU, a provincial police watchdog unit responsible for investigating cases of death, serious injury or sexual assault involving members of the police force, concluded that Const. Montsion should be charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Const. Montsion, who had been assigned to desk duty since the incident on July 24, 2016, was suspended from work with pay and awaits a March 29, 2017 court date.



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3 An instrument that knocks down things that are standing up or digs up things that are buried or hidden.

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