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Case of man charged in the death of Toronto police officer put over to Aug. 13

TORONTO — The case of a man charged in the death of a Toronto police officer has been put over to next month. Umar Zameer, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Const Jeffrey Northrup.

TORONTO — The case of a man charged in the death of a Toronto police officer has been put over to next month.

Umar Zameer, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Const Jeffrey Northrup.

The 55-year-old police officer was struck by a car in a parking lot at Toronto City Hall on July 2 while investigating reports of a robbery in progress.

Police have alleged the collision was an intentional and deliberate act.

Zameer's case was put over to Aug. 13 following a brief court hearing on Friday.

In a statement, his lawyer said Zameer and his family offered their sincere condolences to Northrup’s family.

"It goes without saying that this is a tragedy for everyone involved," said Nader Hasan.

"The evidence at the trial will show what actually happened in that City Hall parking lot."

Northrup's funeral was held last week and drew officers from across the country to Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 23, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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