What Kind of Circus are They Running at the Raleigh Police Department?


15 black people falsely arrested on heroin charges. Period


Update: There is a pending lawsuit against Raleigh Police Department:


· Plaintiffs are eleven Black males1 who were wrongfully arrested on fabricated heroin trafficking charges by the Raleigh Police Department.


· In each case fake heroin was planted by Raleigh Police Officer Omar Abdullah with the knowledge of other individual officers.


· Plaintiffs were falsely charged with heroin trafficking.


· As a result of the false charges, they were held in jail on up to $500,000 bond and faced mandatory minimum sentences of up to 7.5 years in prison.


· Plaintiffs served a combined approximately 2.5 years in jail before the charges against each of them were dismissed.


· Plaintiffs bring this action for compensatory damages and punitive damages pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1988, and the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and under North Carolina law.


Below is the list of Defendants (Raleigh Police Department officers) listed on the pending lawsuit against Raleigh Police Department (RPD) for arresting and falsely charging 15 black people in Wake County NC with the sale of heroin.


Officer Omar Abdullah is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity. Sergeant William Rolfe is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity. Officer Rishar Pierre Monroe is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity. Officer Julien David Rattelade is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity. Officer Meghan Caroline Gay is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in her official and individual capacity. Officer David Chadwick Nance is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in her official and individual capacity. Lieutenant Jennings Bunch is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity. Officer Jason Gwinn is a police officer employed by the Raleigh Police Department, being sued in his official and individual capacity.


Read it all here


We the people demand that all cases handled by any of the RPD officers listed above, and their CI be reopened and reexamined for fraud. It is our stance that there is no telling how black people RPD has locked up on fake trumped up charges.

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