Council On American-Islamic Relations - Chicago Chapter - Online Center   About Islam | About Us | Contact Us
 
Visit The Mobilizer Blog to read up on CAIR Chicago's Mobilizing and Organizing work Sunday, April 20, 2014
Home
Our News
Making The News
News Briefs
Action Alerts
Press Center
Events/Workshops
Media Monitor
The Scoop
Intern Center
Volunteer Center
Career Center
Resource Center
Report An Incident
Media Response
Request A Speaker
Make A Donation
Join CAIR
Our Partners
Newsletter
Contact us






 






Charges Withdrawn in Racial Profiling Case
August 3, 2006

CAIR-Chicago’s Volunteer Attorney Rima Kapitan went to court for matters involved in a racial profiling case. The case involves a taxi driver who was pulled over by the police. Upon pulling the driver over, officers then proceeded to take out their guns, cuff him, and take him in. He was detained for 7 hours and insulted profusely. His cab was towed and the officers would not tell the driver what the charges were against him.

The taxi driver had his chauffeur’s license permanently revoked and was charged with multiple counts from the city, including reckless driving and abusive behavior.

During the court proceedings, 2 of the charges against the driver were dismissed during cross examination of a police officer due to discrepancies in the officer’s statement.

There is only 1 count left pending against the defendant, which is being appealed in court this Thursday. CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Heena Musabji, Volunteer Attorney Rima Kapitan and Civil Rights Intern Sarah Terman have been working tirelessly on the case.


copyright © 2006, cairchicago.org