Friday, August 12, 2016

Muslim Woman Sues Chicago Police Charging Profiling and False Arrest

Chicago Tribune reports on a federal civil rights lawsuit filed yesterday against the city of Chicago and 6 of its police officers by a Muslim immigrant from Saudi Arabia who says she was assaulted and wrongly arrested by police officers who profiled her as a possible suicide bomber, apparently in part because she was wearing a hijab and niqab. Her suit alleges use of excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search, malicious prosecution and violation of Al-Matar's right to freedom of religious expression.  The arrest took place on July 4, as Al-Matar was walking to catch a train home to break the Ramadan fast.