Omar Abdullah

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Service Record

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

2019-2020 Wrongful Arrests

Omar Abdullah booking photo
Omar Abdullah

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, 13 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 15 those arrested.[2]

In November 2021, Abdullah was fired.[2]

In February 2022, two of the families filed a civil lawsuit.[6]

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

On June 1, 2023, the city settled a lawsuit from three families for $350,000.[7]

On October 4, 2023, Abdullah pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 38 days in jail and two years of probation.[8]

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