An Edmonton city council candidate and Black Lives Matter advocate celebrated the death of slain Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett on Twitter earlier this week, only days after his passing.
According to the Post Millennial, in a reply to a Tweet eulogizing the young officer’s passing, Abdulhakim Dalel called the young Sgt. a “corrupted Police Officer!” [sic] before posting laughing emojis.
The tweet has since been removed from his timeline.
Sgt. Harnett was killed on New Years Eve at a routine traffic stop after an SUV hit the officer and dragged him into oncoming traffic.
Two suspects have been charged with first-degree murder as a result of the incident.
Dalel, who is running as a councillor for Ward 7, has a history of making inflammatory posts.
In one Twitter comment dated to January 2, 2021 Dalel was quoted as calling Albertans “ignorant and racist.”
In another Tweet, Dalel described former Prime Minister Stephen Harper as “the father of the White supremacist.”
Dalel also once unsuccessfully ran to be nominated as a federal NDP candidate in Edmonton Griesbach in 2015.