Target: Captain Isa M. Abbassi, Captain of NYPD’s 77th precinct
Goal: Penalize the NYPD cop who allegedly made racist, pro-Trump remarks to a black army veteran.
Army veteran Najja Plowden was enjoying a late-night stroll with his dog when he was allegedly harassed by two police officers. After running Plowden’s name through their database, they found a warrant from three years prior — one that had actually been dismissed in court months earlier — and arrested him.
While being held at the station, Plowden claims, Officer Nicholas Loweth taunted him with racist remarks and pro-Trump rhetoric. Loweth allegedly told Plowden that “[his] culture is more prone to crime” and bragged that Trump would end the “abuse of resources” like food stamps in so-called “ghetto” communities.
Plowden was released shortly after this traumatic incident with apologies from a Brooklyn judge for the NYPD’s failure to update their computer system. However, Plowden’s job as an occupational therapist now hangs in the balance because of his arrest, while Officer Loweth has not yet been penalized for his disgraceful and discriminatory behavior. Demand that the NYPD launch a full investigation on Loweth and that he receive the maximum punishment if found guilty.
Dear Captain Abbassi,
Officer Nicholas Loweth should be held accountable for allegedly making racist remarks to Najja Plowden, an army vet who was falsely arrested for a warrant that had been dismissed months prior. Officer Loweth, who was charged with fabricating false criminal charges in 2014, cannot be allowed to abuse his power as a cop to harass citizens.
The integrity of the NYPD suffers when officers like Loweth are allowed to get away with such inexcusable behavior. I demand that the claims made against Officer Loweth be investigated and that he be swiftly penalized if found guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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