Omar Abdullah

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Service Record

Agency Raleigh North Carolina Police Department
Rank Senior Police Officer, Detective (2017)[1]
Dates of Service 2009[1] - November 2021.[2]
Salary $99,967 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]


2013 Employee of the Year

In 2013, Abdullah was named the department's Employee of the Year.[1]

Incident Reports

Omar Abdullah

2019-2020 Wrongful Arrests

Between December 2019 and May 2020, Abdullah used an informant to pose as a drug user, and arrested 23 people who sold narcotics. Lab tests revealed that the substances were not heroin.[2]

Some of those arrested spent as much as five months in jail.[2]

Charges against those arrested were eventually dropped.[4]

Response Timeline

In September 2020, Abdullah was placed on paid leave.[5]

On April 26, 2021, thirteen of the people arrested sued the city, Abdullah, and several other officers, claiming malicious prosecution, fabrication of evidence, failure to intervene, unreasonable detention, among others.[4]

In October 2021, the city agreed to pay a total of $2 million to settle the lawsuit brought by those arrested.[2]

In November 2021, Abdullah was fired.[2]

On July 29, 2022, Abdullah was arrested and charged with felony obstruction of justice.[2]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: neutral
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