Deputy Allegedly Threatens Life of Muslim Murder Suspect

March 22, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On March 22, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin's supporters say a sheriff's deputy threatened to kill Al-Amin...[Al-Amin] is accused of killing Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout March 16, 2000...The threat adds to tensions between the sheriff's department and the Muslim community in Atlanta's West End, where Al-Amin has a mosque."