Report says Louis Farrakhan's son a police officer who does no work

April 22, 2013 at 7:41 PM

HARVEY, Ill., April 22 (UPI) -- Mustapha Farrakhan, son of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is an Illinois police officer who hasn't worked in four years, the Chicago Sun-Times said.

Farrakhan, 52, is a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, with a badge, an unmarked and city-owned police car and a license to carry a weapon but has not worked a shift in four years, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves declined to answer questions regarding the employment of Farrakhan, who the Nation of Islam calls its "Supreme Captain" of its security detail and potential successor to his father, saying only in a statement, "Officer Farrakhan assists the Police Department with community relations in its quest to strengthen ties between police and the community."

Eaves' statement did not address Farrakhan's residence is in Crete, Ill., and not in Harvey, the newspaper noted.

This week the Illinois Police Standards and Training Board opened an investigation to Farrakhan's employment status, board director Larry Smith said.

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