PD chief, Islamic leaders meet after clock incident

Some Islamic leaders in Irving have no problem with how the police and school district handled Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old North Texas boy who was suspended over a homemade clock that teachers, administrators and police found suspicious.

The police chief talked with Islamic leaders Wednesday night in a closed-door meeting.

The Islamic Association of Irving and the chief say it was about unity, but that the group asked him some tough questions about Mohamed's arrest.

Leaders say that despite claims by critics that Mohamed was profiled, the Islamic Center of Irving is not critical of the way it was handled.

"I think the parents can speak for themselves,” said Khalid Hamideh with the Islamic Association of Irving. “We as I said in the other press conference do not point a finger at the teacher or the police department. There's enough stuff going on to make everybody fearful.”

Chief Boyd did say that one of the assurances he gave to the Islamic community was to take a closer look at how his department handled the situation.


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