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****  MEDIA ADVISORY  ****

 - For Immediate Release & Distribution  -


PRESS CONFERENCE: MILWAUKEE MUSLIM POLICE OFFICER FILES FORMAL COMPLAINT ALLEGING BIAS


October 19, 2005

Milwaukee Police Officer Subjected to Intimidation and Harassment by Milwaukee Police Department

(Chicago, IL 10/19/05) - The Chicago chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), in conjunction with the Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich, will hold a press conference to discuss a complaint filed by a Muslim police officer for race, religious and national origin discrimination against the Milwaukee Police Department.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 10:30 am

WHERE: 2665 South Moorland Road, Suite 200, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151  

WHO:  The Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) and the Law Offices Robert M. Mihelich on behalf of Ayman Khatib.  

WHY: This press conference will discuss the complaint filed by a Muslim police officer for race, religious and national origin discrimination against the Milwaukee Police Department. The officer was subjected to harassment by colleagues since the 9-11 attacks. The harassment reached its height when a SWAT team was used to arrest the officer at his home based on allegations of a threat made by the officer. The charge was later dropped when it was determined to be untrue.

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CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, 312 212-1520, 847 971-3963; communications@cairchicago.org; Yaser Tabbara, 312 718-3725; director@cairchicago.org; Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich, 262-789-9300, E-mail: attyrmm@execpc.com.