Police sued for info on imam’s killing

http://www.freep.com/article/20100805/NEWS02/8050470/Wayne-County-news-briefs

Police sued for info on imam’s killing

The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a freedom of information lawsuit Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court against the Michigan State Police, saying it has been stonewalled in its requests for information about the shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah last October.

Detroit attorney Julie Hurwitz, who filed the suit, said it’s the first of several the organization plans to file against various police agencies that have been unresponsive to information requests.

The FBI shot Abdullah to death after they said he opened fire on an FBI dog when they tried to arrest him on suspicion of dealing in stolen goods.

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office and U.S. Justice Department have not released their reports on the shooting.

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