‘Ottawa’ Cop in Abdi Case Involved in Previous Violent Arrest of Somali-Canadian
Const. Daniel Montsion, one of the Ottawa police officers under SIU investigation in the deadly arrest of Abdirahman Abdi, once panicked in a violent takedown of another Somali-Canadian man.
This was revealed earlier this week when Abdullah Adoyta, 25, was acquitted on gun charges after a judge expressed concerns about the reliability of Const. Daniel Montsion’s sworn testimony about a 2014 police raid.
The constable’s version of events was at odds with Adoyta’s account, and Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse noted that Montsion’s story conflicted with a senior officer’s testimony on key points.
Montsion made headlines in July when he was named as one of the officers of a Special Investigations Unit — a civilian police watchdog — probe into the in-custody death of Abdi, who died in police handcuffs at the front door of his apartment building.