A Muslim civil rights organization has sent San Jose police Chief Eddie Garcia a letter with demands after a Lebanese-American police officer alleged blatant racism within the department last week.

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for the department to investigate complaints of racial bias and take corrective action, implement Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian cultural-sensitivity education and implement independent review to ensure complaints are investigated.

The letter sent today was sparked by allegations made by 21-year San Jose police veteran Nabil Haidar that outlined harassment he received from fellow officers after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, CAIR-SFBA officials said in a statement.

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