State Agency Investigates Farrakhan's Job With Harvey PD

Newspaper reports Mustapha Farrakhan receives perks as a part-time Harvey police officer but hasn't worked a shift in four years

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    Mustapha Farrakhan (left), appears at events with his father and is considered a potential successor as leader of the Nation of Islam.

    The son of Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan is under scrutiny for his affiliation with the Harvey Police Department.

    A Chicago Sun-Times investigation showed that Mustapha Farrakhan, 52, drives an unmarked HPD squad car and has been registered as an officer with the department since 2006, but hasn't worked a shift in four years.

    The investigation shows that Farrakhan's status with the department allows him to carry a concealed weapon and to drive the squad car -- which he's used to stop traffic during his father's motorcades.

    Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves issued a statement to the Sun-Times standing behind Farrakhan and describing him as a "volunteer" officer who helps with community relations.

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    The Illinois Police Standards and Training Board has opened an investigation into the arrangement, according to the newspaper.

    Mustapha Farrakhan leads the Nation of Islam's security detail and is considered a potential successor to his father.