Minneapolis Officer Accused of Assaulting His Wife

Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul), January 21, 2011

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with felony assault Friday, accused of hitting his wife in the face with a gun and threatening to kill her.

Mukhtar Abdulkadir, 36, of Andover was quarreling with his wife Wednesday before bedtime, according a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County District Court. The next morning, he threw her on the couch and punched her in the ribs, the complaint said. As she was screaming, he put a pillow over her head, according to the document.

With his 3-year-old child yelling at him to stop, Abdulkadir grabbed a handgun from a closet and hit his wife in the face with the butt end, the charges said. She didn’t seek medical treatment.


Abdulkadir was charged with felony second-degree assault, terroristic threats and domestic assault. The Minneapolis Police Department’s internal affairs unit is investigating.


Mukhtar Abdulkadir.


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