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Muslim Men Claim Henderson Police Detained Them for Praying
8 News Now
Henderson Police are investigating some of their own officers regarding a complaint filed by a group of Muslim men who stopped to pray in a parking lot.
The incident happened in December. The Muslim men were passing through Las Vegas on a road trip. They stopped at a convenience store parking lot in Henderson to perform their sunset prayer. According to documents obtained by 8 News NOW, a concerned citizen called the police, saying seven Middle Eastern males were acting suspiciously by a gray minivan with California license plates. The caller reported several of the men were kissing the ground.
Minutes later, Henderson Police officers arrived on the scene. One of the Muslim men recorded the incident with his cell phone.
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