>> Today is Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/cairchic/public_html/header.php on line 331
Friday, September 04, 2015
Charge Dismissed in Police Misconduct case
August 2, 2006
One count of assault against a Muslim limo driver was dismissed after CAIR-Chicago attorneys Heena Musabji and Rima Kaptian filed a motion to drop charges against the driver.
The limo driver was arrested on May 7th after inquiring to officers about a parking ticket. The driver was beaten and taken to the police station where he was questioned by police. Despite repeated requests for an attorney, officers questioned the driver without allowing him to contact his attorney and further told the driver that he did not have the right to an attorney. Officers also accused the driver of being a terrorist and called the FBI to question the driver.
Police had filed 3 charges against the limo driver: 2 counts of assault and 1 count of interference with a police investigation. One count of assault has now been dropped.