Boston Police Department’s First Muslim Captain Placed On Leave Amid Corruption Probe

The department readily admitted that he was promoted to “diversify” BPD’s command staff.

The first Muslim police captain in the city of Boston has been placed on leave according to several reports.

“It’s an active investigation, it’s an open investigation, and it’s an anti-corruption investigation,” said Boston Police Department Commissioner William Gross, according to Creeping Sharia.

The Boston Globe said that Haseeb Hosein “commanded the Area B-3 station, which covers Mattapan and parts of Dorchester.” He was reportedly appointed to that position in 2014, and has spent 30 years on the force. The investigation is being handled by the department’s Internal Affairs unit.

Hosein was also Boston’s highest-paid city employee in 2018, raking in a salary of $366,232, including over $100,000 in salary to work police details.

This is not the first time Hosein has faced scrutiny for his ethics.

“Hosein served a four-month suspension after an internal investigation in 2007 concluded that he and two other officers abused the department’s paid-detail system,” The Globe reported. “An audit revealed that he engaged in untruthful reporting of hours, performed details that conflicted with a scheduled tour of duty, and received details through unauthorized means.”

Despite that stain on his record, he was still promoted to captain, which the police department readily admitted was about diversity, not merit.

“This promotion speaks to the promise both Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans made to diversify the BPD’s Command Staff,” BPD said  in a press release at the time. “We wish Haseeb — who will be assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) — nothing but the best of success in his new position!”

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