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JD Howlette Law files federal civil rights lawsuit to protect Black police officer

Federal civil rights lawsuit seeks justice for Black police officer who faced egregious acts of race-based discrimination by Police Department's supervisors.

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March 20, 2023

LANDOVER, Maryland - Tpday we announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit against Prince George’s County Police Department (PGCPD) and five of its officers based upon reprehensible acts of racial discrimination taken against Black police officer Mohamed Magassouba, in part, for his refusal to lie to protect a White officer who assaulted a Black female civilian.

Officer Magassouba is an African immigrant who was regarded as a stellar employee within the PGCPD during his first nine years on the force. However, that all changed in early 2019 when he refused to lie to protect a White officer who profiled, assaulted, and arrested a Black female civilian (in front of her son). A recording of the encounter, captured by the female’s son, garnered significant public attention after it was posted to social media (

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