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CAIR-Missouri: Civil Rights Groups Call on County Prosecutor to Send Country Club Hills Police Abuse Case to Grand Jury

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 4/3/2019) – Later today, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will join the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) and the law offices of David A Dimmit, Witzel, & Kanzler at a news conference to call on the county prosecutor to send the case involving alleged Police abuse against Mohammad Wishah to a grand jury.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 3, 1 P.M. 
WHERE: In front of St. Louis County Justice Center, 100 S Central Ave, Clayton MO, 63105

SEE VIDEO OF INCIDENT: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vuvrw9vt63xtdye/VID-20180821-WA0131.mp4

“A primary reason Mr. Wesley Bell was elected as the county prosecutor was to hold police accountable,” said CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed. “We are calling on the county prosecutor’s office to hold the Country Hills Police Department accountable for the alleged abuse and to bring this case to the grand jury so we can have justice.”

The groups are also calling on St. Louis County Police to take over another investigation away from Country Club Hills Police Department involving a robbery at a laundromat where Mohammad Wishah was working.

SEE: Video shows St. Louis Laundromat employee assaulted, pistol-whipped

https://www.kmov.com/news/video-shows-st-louis-laundromat-employee-assaulted-pistol-whipped/article_31ca1186-4afa-11e9-a299-5fe5b2724f59.html

The person who was attacked at the laundromat was Mohammad Wishah. The groups believe that Country Club Hills Police Department should not be the ones investigating this case as its officers were the ones who allegedly abused Wishah just a few months earlier. The assailant who allegedly pistol-whipped Wishah and attempted to shoot him is still at large, despite his accomplice being arrested and charged with attempted murder.

CAIR’s 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-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626, fsyed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

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