RPD Investigating Possible Bias Crime Against Mayoral Candidate

RPD Investigating Possible Bias Crime Against Mayoral Candidate Photo: MGNonline.

February 13, 2018 09:23 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester police are looking into an online comment about executing Muslims.  

According to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin, the comment was made on Google Plus and read "execute all Muslims in America." Rochester mayoral candidate Regina Mustafa reported the comment to police on Monday, February 12. The comment was made after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday. 


Capt. Sherwin said an investigator has been assigned to the case, and is looking into it as a possible bias crime. 

However, Capt. Sherwin said they are also working with a prosecutor to figure out if this would be a prosecutable crime, based on the fact that it was a general comment that was made online; not a specific, targeted threat. 

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