CAIR to Join Baltimore Muslim Leaders, Law Enforcement Officials in Condemning Brutal Assault on Civilian BPD Employee

Muslim civil rights group to offer reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of perpetrators

(BALTIMORE, MD, 7/25/19) - On Friday, July 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Muslim community leaders and law enforcement officials at a news conference at the site of a brutal assault of a civilian employee of the Baltimore City Police Department

SEE: Video shows teens on e-scooters beat, rob Baltimore civilian employee

https://nypost.com/2019/07/25/video-shows-teens-on-e-scooters-beat-rob-baltimore-civilian-employee/

At the news conference, CAIR will announce a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailants.

WHAT: News Conference to Condemn Brutal Assault on Muslim Civilian Employee of Baltimore City Police Department, Offer Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

WHEN: Friday, July 26, 11 a.m.

WHERE: 50 Albemarle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (scene of the assault)

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

Graphic surveillance footage captured Wednesday morning revealed a group of teens riding up to the 59-year-old male, who was dressed in Islamic attire, and forcefully striking him with several blows before robbing him and riding off. 

In an especially graphic segment of the tape, one of the teens is seen repeatedly stomping on the victim’s head before rummaging through his pockets. The suspects are described as two male teens and one female riding Lime e-scooters.

SEE: ‘Extremely Shocking’: Brazen Attacks Caught on Camera Around Baltimore, Another Family With Baby Carjacked

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/07/25/brazen-attacks-caught-on-camera-around-baltimore-another-family-carjacked-exclusive/

In a statement, said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry said:

“It’s time to take back our streets. CAIR condemns this horrific incident in the strongest terms possible. We recognize this attack has the elements of a possible hate crime in which the victim’s religious head covering was forcibly removed before he was knocked to the ground. We call for a swift and transparent investigation that will bring the suspects to justice.”

She noted that the timing of the attack and the victim’s religious attire indicate that he may have been returning from a morning prayer service. The civil rights organization is offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the suspects and urges anyone with knowledge about the crime to immediately contact the Baltimore City Police Department. 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

 


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