The man whose name and photo were connected to online racist death threats against a Calgary school board trustee candidate says not only did he not do it, but he dated the woman he's accused of targeting.
Now, Calgary police confirm their hate crimes unit is no longer investigating the comments Shawn Street allegedly made to Ward 3 and 4 school trustee candidate Nimra Amjad back in August.
Street says he was told by Calgary police that Amjad was uncooperative with their investigation, refusing to provide a statement and failing to return the investigator's phone calls.
Street says he was "mortified" when he first learned his name was connected to the hateful, potentially criminal online posts. "I told them everything, I told them right from the beginning how we met; dinner, lunches, everything," said Street.
The day Street's name hit the news, he says he was called into his boss' office and fired from his job with an aircraft leasing company.
Police wouldn't go that far, but did say when the investigator asked Amjad for further information, it "was not immediately provided and the complaint was then withdrawn." "Investigators are respecting the wishes of the complainant and the case has now been closed," said CPS in a written statement.
An email chain forwarded to CBC News by Amjad shows the lead investigator, Cst.