A civil rights group is calling for an independent probe into allegations that police mistreated a Northern California man because he is Muslim.
The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Tuesday will address claims that Santa Clara police acted improperly when they stormed Mohammad Moneeb’s home and raided it in search of an allegedly stolen dash camera.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1GTOaMr ) that heavily armed officers stormed Moneeb’s front yard in March and used a battering ram to break into his house.
They ransacked it looking for a $400 camera they never found. Moneeb was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. The charges were later dropped.
The anti-discrimination group claims the raid was based on a fear of Muslims among police.
Police defend the raid as appropriate.