Muslim group demands open investigation into death of Ottawa man

OTTAWA — A Canadian Muslim advocacy group is calling for a thorough and transparent investigation into the death of an Ottawa man who was involved in a confrontation with police.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims says an investigation must look into whether racism played a role in the death of 37-year-old Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali-Canadian.

On Sunday, Abdi had a confrontation with Ottawa police officers and was later rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a...

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