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The detective who falsely framed Black men in North Carolina has been fired

An officer in Raleigh, North Carolina has been dismissed for planting heroin on a group of 15 Black men before they were arrested in attempt to frame them.

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An officer in Raleigh, North Carolina has been dismissed for planting heroin on a group of 15 Black men before they were arrested in attempt to frame them.

Earlier this month, ABC 11 reported that Officer Omar Abdullah had been terminated by the Raleigh Police Department. Legal counsel representing the Black men alleged that their clients were wrongfully arrested for trafficking heroin. Kimberly Muktarian, police reform advocate, told the outlet: “For advocates, this is always what we’ve wanted.” This is something we’ve dreamed of for a long time. Thus, they do not typically see this as a reality. “

According to reports, Abdullah paid a confidential tip-off provider last year to inform officers about Raleigh heroin dealers. In its place, the district attorney said that the individual provided audio recordings and video recordings of drugs purchases that left out important clips. Upon further examination, the materials were not determined to be drugs.

There is evidence that Abdullah planted the fake heroin and that other officers were aware of his crimes. The Wake County District Attorney chose not to prosecute him after the administration placed him on leave last year.

Initially, Marcus Van Irvin, Robin Mills’ son, was jailed on a bail of $450,000 after being arrested for possession of counterfeit heroin by Abdullah. The mother is concerned that more officers have not been held responsible for what occurred to her son.

The police did what was necessary from a civil standpoint. The problem now, Mills said, is criminal. “Kidnapping more than a dozen African-Americans can’t be justified as not being criminal.”

An attorney for the men explained that the settlement was a part of a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Raleigh. Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, the law firm that represented 12 of the men, praised Raleigh for its recognition that these wrongful arrests and incarcerations caused trauma and suffering.

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