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CAIR-Kansas to Join Community Groups in Call for Justice in Wyandotte County

(KANSAS CITY, KS, 8/17/2020) – On Tuesday, August 18, the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join other community organizations at a news conference in Kansas City, Kan., to demand that Wyandotte County officials re-open criminal cases in which they believe injustice took place.  

The cases in question involved a specific (now retired) police detective who has been implicated in corruption and abuse in other cases. 

SEE: Justice in Wyandotte 

https://www.broadwaychurchkc.org/justice-for-wyandotte

Retired Kansas City, KS detective accused of sex abuse, corruption 

https://www.kctv5.com/news/retired-kansas-city-ks-detective-accused-of-sex-abuse-corruption/article_5019ac8d-0b19-528d-80ad-92ffbc116298.html

Kansas legislators seek investigation into former KCK detective 

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kansas-legislators-seek-investigation-into-former-kck-detective

WHEN: Tuesday August 18, 10 a.m. 

WHERE: In front of Wyandotte County Unified Government Building, 701 N 7th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101

CONTACT: CAIR Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, melbayoumy@cair.com, 785-318-6323 

Washington, D.C.,-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.    

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner    

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, melbayoumy@cair.com, 785-318-6323; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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