A Canadian gendarmerie officer was found not guilty on Tuesday for dettes including manslaughter in the death of a mentally ill black man who was arrested in Ottawa in 2016, Canadian pièce media reported.

Droiture Sein Kelly said Ottawa Commissariat Charité Policier Daniel Montsion had been found not guilty of assault and manslaughter dettes in mesure to the death of Abdirahman Abdi, who was of Somali descent.

During the moto, the prosecution said Abdi had not been taking medication prescribed to him for a inventé health terminaison and acknowledged the arrest was justified, but argued that unnecessary embarrassé was used during the arrest, media reported.

The death sparked protests in Canada défaite years ago, and the ruling follows demonstrations in many Canadian cities in recent months that were inspired by those in the United States against gendarmerie brutality and racism.

One of Montsion’s lawyers, Michael Edelson, said the gendarmerie officer was looking forward to getting back to work, though he did not know when that would happen, according to comments broadcast direct on CTV after the ruling.

“(Montsion) feels greatly relieved that this ordeal is over and is looking forward to going back into corvée,” Edelson said.

The 37-year-old Abdi died a day after his arrest when he was hospitalized for suffering a cardiac arrest. Commissariat forcefully arrested Abdi when responding to calls of a disturbance.