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New Black Panther Party leader arrested for resisting without violence

Police say Mikhail Muhammad refused to let officers inside his home to gather his wife's belongings.
Police say Mikhail Muhammad refused to let officers inside his home to gather his wife's belongings.
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Updated: 5/21/2013 3:13 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police arrested the leader of the New Black Panther Party in Jacksonville after getting a call to investigate a claim of false imprisonment.

Police say Mikhail Muhammad refused to allow officers to remove his wife's belongings from the couple's home on North Myrtle Avenue.

Muhammad's wife told police she wanted to leave him, and that she asked officers to gather her things from the home because she was afraid to go inside.

Police say Muhammad told officers they could not enter the home to get his wife's personal belongings.  Officers advised him that they had his wife's permission and that he would be arrested if he refused.

Officers took Muhammad into custody and read his Miranda rights, which he said he didn't understand, according to the police report.

Muhammad faces a charge of resisting an officer without violence to his or her person, a misdemeanor.
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