Mr. Farrakhan’s Son Investigated Over Alleged Shady Police Practices
Mustapha Farrakhan— son of Nation of Islam leader Min. Louis Farrakhan–is being investigated for allegedly benefitting from the perks of being a police officer, but not actually working. According to a report, the part-time cop hasn’t worked for the Harvey, IL. police department in four years.
Mustapha is said to have been given a police badge, and drives around in an unmarked squad car, which he parks outside his home. An investigation into his alleged wrong-doing was requested by Kevin Clark of the llinois Police Standards and Training Board, late last week.
The Chicago Sun-Times Reports:
He’s been registered with the state as a gun-carrying Harvey cop since 2006.
But he hasn’t worked a single shift in more than four years, according to state records. If he’s ever made an arrest, Harvey’s police chief is unwilling to discuss it.
Officer Farrakhan does, though, appear to do “police work” off-duty, more than a dozen miles outside Harvey city limits, in Chicago, where he uses his Harvey squad car’s lights to stop traffic and escorts his father’s unofficial motorcade, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.
The unusual arrangement that allows him to carry a concealed gun into places where regular citizens can’t, and to drive a police car, despite apparently failing to do regular police work for the suburb that employs him, may be especially useful to the man who leads the Nation of Islam’s “Fruit of Islam” security detail.
Neither Farrakhan, his close pal, Harvey Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, nor the Nation of Islam responded to requests last week to discuss it.
In a statement released through the Sun-Times, Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves said that Mustapha “assists the Police Department with community relations, in its quest to strengthen ties between police and the community.”
Eaves failed to fully address the allegations however, noting the 52-year-old as a “volunteer” officer.