A former suburban police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was fired after he complained that he was constantly harassed for practicing his Muslim faith.
Ramtin Sabet, who was fired last month, said he was repeatedly called a terrorist by his co-workers at the North Chicago Police Department, told he was an "ISIS leader working as a police officer" and asked if he rode a goat to work, according to the lawsuit.
Sabet, an Iranian immigrant, is suing the city of North Chicago and its former and current police chiefs. He alleges that he complained both formally and informally to his supervisors but that they did nothing to deter or investigate his claims. Sabet joined the department in 2007 and later filed two separate complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging discrimination at work.