Daily Herald: CAIR-Chicago Hosts Press Conference Filing Lawsuit
On March 24 the Daily Herald reports: "A former North Chicago police officer claims he was wrongfully fired last month in an amended federal discrimination complaint also alleging he was harassed and bullied by colleagues because he is Muslim.
Officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations hosted a news conference Friday announcing the revised EEOC complaint filed on behalf of Sabet against North Chicago police in April 2016. Officials from the organization's Chicago office said the discrimination complaint was amended Thursday to reflect Sabet's firing Feb. 9.
Sabet, an Iranian immigrant who launched his law enforcement career 15 years ago, worked as a North Chicago cop from 2007 until he was terminated last month. It's alleged in the EEOC complaint Sabet's faith led to him being bullied and harassed by fellow North Chicago officers.
According to Sabet, former colleagues told him he held his service weapon "like a terrorist Muslim." In a statement, Sabet said formal internal complaints he filed with North Chicago police superiors went unrecognized."