Videos of Abdirahman Abdi's death emerge as SUI investigation continues
Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali man with autism, died Monday after an altercation with Ottawa police officers in front of his appartment building on Sunday. After a brief foot chase, witnesses say, police took him down and used pepper spray and batons in a violent arrest. He was handcuffed and left bloodied and face down on the pavement.
Police were called to the Bridgehead Coffee shop in Hintonburg over allegations of a disturbance (gropping of a woman). Many residents watched from the apartments above as Abdi lay in a pool of blood.
The civilian police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is now investigating his arrest.
The videos shared here are from witnesses. Scenes contained within may be disturbing to some.
+ News report: https://youtu.be/Rb3eO1rubUY