(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/31/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called for an independent and transparent investigation of an incident in which the Minneapolis Police fatally shot a Somali during a traffic stop.
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SEE: Minneapolis Police Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop
A Minneapolis police officer killed a man during a traffic stop on Wednesday evening, the police chief said, the first killing by a member of the department since George Floyd’s death in May. The community quickly gathered on the scene to demand a transparent investigation.
“The video released today is inclusive and warrants an independent and transparent investigation. We must see all the videos and we demand justice for Dolal Idd,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. Hussein added we also are outraged after learning the terrifying home raid that could have resulted in tragedy.
Senator-Elect Omar Fateh said, “It is deeply disturbing any time a community member is killed by the police. According to the family of the deceased, the police entered their home late last night. They were handcuffed and had their house searched, and they were only informed of their son and brother’s death at the end of this encounter. This type of treatment for a bereaved family is inhumane and unconscionable. The police have lost the public trust, especially within BIPOC communities. My heart aches for the family of Dolal Idd.”
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org Dawson Kimyon, Legislative Aid to Omar Fateh