The chief of police in Windsor, Ontario issued an apology to his city’s Muslim community, saying his officers may have offended the religious customs of the families of two men arrested on FBI warrants two weeks ago.
Chief Gary Smith told a news conference that the force will review its policies, including the use of more female officers, after the arrest of Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, and Yassir Ali Khan, 30, on Halloween.
During the arrest, it was alleged that a male officer inappropriately patted down a female relative of the men. Lhe lawyer for the two men later alleged that the police acted excessively in drawing weapons and frightening women and children at the home. Chief Smith said the Windsor Islamic Association will offer new training to officers.