January 18, 2018
The state of Maine’s first Somali Muslim immigrant police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested for a multitude of charges, including assault, at a Ja Rule concert.
Zahra Munye Abu, a 24-year-old who arrived in the U.S. with her parents from Kenya, was heralded by the Portland, Maine media this month for becoming the first Somali immigrant to join Portland’s Police Department. But, on Tuesday, the Portland Press Herald confirmed that Abu had been arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts at a concert.
According to the Worcester Police Department, Abu was arrested at the Ja Rule and Ashanti concert at the Palladium Nightclub and charged with assault, battery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and trespassing.
Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst told the Portland Press Herald, “The nightclub was hosting several live musical acts. She was [given] several opportunities to leave and refused. Eventually, she was placed under arrest.”
This article was posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:47 am