CAIR demands hate crime investigation after Somali woman found beaten and bruised

COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) – A firestorm of accusations flooded social media after someone posted pictures of a Somali woman beaten and bruised.  The Council On American-Islamic Relations wants police to investigate this case and see if was a hate crime.

Authorities tell NBC4 they are not investigating this as a hate crime.  There’s just not enough evidence to clearly see who instigated this fight.

Police tell us this happened Saturday on Pinellas Court.

Officers said they came out after getting calls that a child was allegedly being abused and possibly kidnapped.  Authorities said a woman was making threats to the caller, accusing her of having her child.

Officers found a woman lying face down in a doorway. A man who identified himself as her husband told officers she was assaulted with a device similar to a Taser.

Two women were taken to area hospitals.

Columbus police told NBC4 in a written statement, “There is no evidence at this time suggesting the incident involved in any type of evidence which would constitute the incident being investigated as a hate crime.”

No one was arrested following this fight. Everyone involved was referred to the prosecutor’s office. Police say that is standard protocol when probable cause for an arrest cannot be established.

The couple involved said they were evicted from their home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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