Muslim San Francisco Officer Alleges ‘Blatant Racism’ in Police Department

A San Francisco police officer who emigrated from Afghanistan and is Muslim has alleged that he was harassed on the job and retaliated against after reporting racist and homophobic comments by his colleagues.

During a news conference organized by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, the officer said he experienced “blatant racism” by other officers and sergeants, who suggested he was a terrorist and called him derogatory slurs.

“Due to the nonstop harassment, I made the formal...

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