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Man accused in Toronto cop loss of life granted bail: lawyer

TORONTO — The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Toronto police officer says his client has been granted bail. Umar Zameer faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup.

TORONTO — The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Toronto police officer says his client has been granted bail. 

Umar Zameer faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup.

The 55-year-old officer died on July 2 after being struck by a vehicle in what investigators have called a deliberate act while he was responding to a report of a robbery in a parking lot at Toronto City Hall.

Zameer’s lawyer, Nader Hasan, says his client’s family is pleased with the outcome of Wednesday’s bail hearing.

Hasan says the standard publication ban on bail hearings prevents him from discussing how the court reached its decision.

Toronto police says today’s decision is one step in a long judicial process and they remain saddened by Northrup’s death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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