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CAIR-Florida Welcomes Disciplinary Measures Against Officer Who Asked Gun Store Clerk to Alert Him of Shoppers of 'Muslim Descent'

(Miami, FL - 9/19/2017) CAIR-Florida, the state's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Gainesville Police Department's suspension of police officer Nicholas Domico who asked a clerk at a military supply store to call him anytime someone of "Muslim descent" looked at firearms.

It was reported that the Gainesville Police Department suspended officer Nicholas Domico for violating the city policy that bans discrimination on the basis of religion and national origin.

"There should be zero tolerance for profiling activity by law enforcement. It is immoral and illegal - whether it is religious, ethnic, gender, national origin, or any other type of profiling," said Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, CAIR-Florida's Communications Director.

He continued, "We welcome the disciplinary measures taken by the Gainesville Police Department for taking prompt action with regard to officer Domico's racial and religious profiling directed at Muslims. We are available to provide a cultural awareness training to GPD at no cost. CAIR-Florida has provided several Florida police departments and other agencies with this training in the past and we believe it would be of great benefit to this police department as well."

CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

CONTACT:

CAIR-Florida's Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749

 

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