The 31-year-old man charged with murder primarily in connection with the death of the veteran of Toronto police art. Jeffrey Northrup in July has received bail.
Umar Zameer will be released on $ 335,000 bail with the condition that he live with his bail, under electronic supervision.
It was early July 2 when Northrup and his partner, then in plain clothes, responded to a “priority call” in the underground garage at Toronto City Hall. Police officials said the call was initially classified as a robbery call, but was subsequently upgraded to a stabbing.
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Although the exact details of the case have not been revealed due to a restraining order, officers said Northrup was hit by a vehicle and was taken to a hospital in the city center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Zameer was arrested and subsequently charged with first-degree murder. The charges against him have not been proven in court.
In a virtual bail hearing Wednesday, Zameer appeared via zoom from the Toronto South Detention Center, where he has been staying since he was arrested wearing an orange suit and mask and listening as a list of matters was read out by the judge.
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Zameer must remain in his residence at all times and will be under constant electronic supervision. He may only leave with bail in connection with the work, meet his lawyer, attend a doctor or dentist visit or seek emergency medical care.
Zameer must also hand in his passport and must not leave the province of Ontario or attend an international airport or provincial border crossing.
He must not possess a weapon or operate a motor vehicle.
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After the incident in July, Toronto Police Chief James Ramer called it a “deliberate, deliberate attack.”
A funeral was held for Northrup at the BMO field and attended by thousands of different rescue workers and officers.
Zameer’s lawyer, Nader Hasan, told Global News in a statement on Wednesday that “Mr Zameer’s family is very pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing. They welcome him home. I know it comes amid a tragedy for Officer Northrup’s family and again expresses my condolences. ”
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Hasan added that the ban on disclosure prevents him from discussing the evidence from the hearing or the reasons why the court decided to grant bail.
Hasan said he has informed the court and the Crown of his intention “to seek to change the terms of the publication ban so that the public better understands this case and why the court reached this decision.”
“Once a person charged with a serious crime has received bail, the public is inevitably curious about the cause. We can only answer that there is much more in this case and in this tragic situation than one can immediately see. In time, this will become clear, ”he added.
The case returns to court in October.
–With files by Catherine McDonald
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