CHICAGO – A federal judge says an Islamic woman has made plausible claims that the Chicago police infringed its rights by erroneously identifying her last year as a potential “lone wolf” terrorist, as she left a subway station.
The Chicago statement means Itemid Al-Matar, the lawsuit alleging officers pulled her headscarf, face veil, and strip-searched her. It rejected the city’s request to dismiss the suit.
The seven-page statement posted Friday says fit need credible evidence that the city policy giving rise to the violations. It says Al-Matar “plausibly alleged” the city had not trained the officers “about the religious sensitivity.”
The police said officers were “on high alert of terrorist activities” on the Fourth of July. Al-Matar was the wearing of religious clothing and the wearing of a backpack. It added that the officers believed Al-Matar was acting “suspiciously.”