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CAIR-Michigan to Announce Civil Rights, DOJ Complaints Against Washtenaw Co. Sheriff’s Office Over Assault on Muslim

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 9/5/2018) – On Thursday, September 6, the Michigan chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim Civil Rights and advocacy organization, will hold a press conference to announce the filing of civil rights complaints with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against the Washtenaw County Sherriff’s office for its handling of an assault on a Michigan Muslim in Ypsilanti, Mich.  

On June 11 a Muslim Door Dash driver was attacked while picking up an order at Pita Pita in Ypsilanti. Both the worker and the restaurant owner can be heard on body cam video making racist remarks about the victim to justify the attack to the responding sheriff’s deputies and attempting to persuade a witness to lie about what happened. Sheriff’s deputies can also be heard on the same recording making comments about the race of both the victim and the assailant. 

CAIR-MI will play portions of the video at the press conference on Thursday.

WHAT: CAIR-MI Press Conference
WHO: CAIR-MI Staff Attorney, CAIR-MI Executive Director and CAIR-MI Client
WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 10 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-MI Farmington Hills Office, 30201 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 260, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, (248) 842-1418, dwalid@cair.com; CAIR-MI Staff Attorney  Amy V. Doukoure, (586) 943-8823 adoukoure@cair.com

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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