Three Muslim American men in Detroit are suing the city’s police department accusing officers of making disparaging comments about their religion.
According to the Detroit News, the men had called 911 to report a woman living with them had attacked them with a hammer.
In body cam footage reviewed by the Detroit News, an officer can be heard telling another officers that “Muslims lie a lot.”
The same officer also described Muslims as “controlling’ toward women.
The lawsuit alleges that although one of the men appeared bloodied, the officers didn’t consider or look for any evidence that they had been attacked with a hammer and had destroyed property.
Instead the officers decided to arrest the men allegedly to “let the prosecutors sort it out.”
“The order for the arrest came after a statement that he didn’t really know what was going on-that he was going to have all them arrested and let somebody else sort it out,” said a Council on American-Islamic Relations spokesperson to ABC57.
The Detroit Police Department says the allegations will be thoroughly investigated by internal affairs.
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