Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thirty-Seven-Year-Old Ottawa Man Dies after Arrest, SIU Investigates

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thirty-Seven-Year-Old Ottawa Man Dies after Arrest, SIU Investigates

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Ottawa man dies after incident with police

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An Ottawa man taken to hospital in critical condition after a confrontation with police died of his injuries, a spokeswoman for the family said Monday.

Nimao Ali said the man involved in the incident Sunday is 37-year-old Abdirahman Abdi.

Ali, who lives in the same building as Abdi and his family, said doctors told the family that Abdi was dead 45 minutes before receiving medical attention Sunday.

"Doctors tried their best to revive him and tried everything they could do to bring him back," Ali said, adding that family was notified of his death Monday afternoon.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating Abdi's death. The SIU investigates whenever there is a death, serious injury or allegation of sexual assault involving police in the province. …

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