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Solidarity wristbands to support officer charged in Abdi death causing concern

Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 11:16 am EDT

Cst. Daniel Montsion, charged with manslaughter in the July 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. (YouTube screen capture)

OTTAWA – A batch of wristbands to show solidarity with a police officer accused of manslaughter is causing some serious concern.

According to the CBC, around 1,200 black and blue silicone wristbands were ordered to show support for Constable Daniel Montsion, who is facing charges in the death of Abdirahman Abdi.

The wristbands are being sold to police officers for two dollars, and feature the words ‘united we stand.’

The head of the police union says it’s a show of support for a fellow police officer going through a difficult time.

However, Ottawa’s Community and Police Action Committee worries about the message it sends to the Abdi family and Somali-Canadians in general.



Ottawa Police officer charged in death of Abdirahman Abdi due in court Wednesday



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full disclosure.. it’s very unfortunate for the officer’s family that he has to now deal with the consequences of his actions.. but truthfully; this guy is a goof for doing what he did. He has, as well as every officer that has chosen to act in this way, tarnished what was once a great police force. The Ottawa police is now a bunch of thugs. From parking in no-parking spots downtown, to beating people up, do pulling people over for no apparent reason other than the colour of one’s skin. The city’s police force is laughable at best.. embarrassing even.

March 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm

and the solidarity wristbands that other officers are now wearing in support of his actions just goes to show how they all are… essentially showing their support for the choices/decisions this constable took that ended someone’s life. i think this shows the wrong image for our city’s police force.

March 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm