On March 25, 2017 Daily Mail reports:
A police officer who was fired from the North Chicago Police Department is suing his former employer, claiming he was let go because he complained about anti-Muslim comments.
Ramtin Sabet, an Iranian immigrant, was let go in February and is suing the department and city. He claims they failed to take action when he complained his colleagues would call him things such as an ‘ISIS leader’ or a ‘terrorist’ and joked that he ‘trained with Al Qaeda.’ He claims in the meeting he was threatened with ‘possibly termination’ which the department denies.
Police Chief Richard Wilson told the Tribune in a statement: ‘Officer Sabet was terminated for violations of police department rules and regulations.’ ‘He has challenged that determination. The city plans to vigorously defend its decision.’
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is representing Sabet. Sabet was hired at another law enforcement agency but said he had to take a pay cut.
Hoda Katebi, the communications coordinator of CAIR Chicago told ABC 7 Chicago: ‘This sort of hateful, toxic climate and culture is not unique to city of North Chicago Police Department. It will not be ignored. It will not be tolerated.’