Ethics Complaint Filed Against Tennessee DA Over Anti-Muslim Remarks

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Craig Northcott (Facebook).

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a formal complaint against Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott, who faced backlash after posting a series of anti-Muslim social media posts. Northcott stood by his remarks and refused to resign after the comments were made public.

CAIR filed the complaint on May 28 with the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. CAIR claimed that Northcott violated two rules under the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, the organization announced.

In its complaint, CAIR noted that Northcott represents constituents who hold different beliefs than him.

“This overt anti-Muslim racism calls into serious question his ability to fairly represent this diverse constituency. Claiming that following Islam, a peaceful religion practiced by 1.6 billion, is ‘no different than being part of the KKK,’ a violent, racist hate group, is evidence that he cannot possibly act impartially,”…

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