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Pairing At-risk Rural & Inner-City Students (PARIS) Angels

4035 COLLEGE AVENUE, SUITE 365,


BLUEFIELD, VA 24605
PHONE) 5403151147
WWW.PARIS-ANGELS.COM
The Reverend (Dr.) Darrell Cummings,
The Chairman,
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission,
1321 Plaza East, Room 108A,
Charleston, WV 25301
VIA FACSIMILE AND POSTAL MAIL
Dear Reverend (Dr.) Cummings,
RE: FORMAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION COMPLAINT OF AHMED SALAU
Greetings! With regards to the above matter, I am writing to request the formal
investigation of the following State Authorities for violating my Human Rights and for
discrimination.
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Chief Judge Derek Swope


Magistrate Michael Flanigan
Scott Ash Mercer County Prosecutor
John McGinnis Mercer County Prosecutor
Charlie Lowe Athens WV Police Officer
Dawn Smith Concord University Police Officer
Kendra Boggess Concord University President
Marjie Flanigan Concord University Vice President
Concord University

BACKGROUND INFORMATION.
I started a Non-Profit mentoring program for At-Risk Rural and Inner City youth in
March 2014 called PARIS Angels which stands for Pairing At-risk Rural and Inner-city
Students with Angels. A few mentors and I held our first meeting on March 26th 2014 after
extensively recruiting over 200 students and non-students to join our effort at combatting
juvenile delinquency here in Southern West Virginia. The meeting took place on the Campus of
Concord University in Athens, WV where most of us were students.
We were approached on March 27th 2014 to cease all of our activities, we declined and I
was immediately arrested as the President of the organization to effectively end the program. I
have been burdened with this malicious prosecution for over eight (8) months and during this
time, we have had to go to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals at least 8 times
including once for failure to release me on a fully posted bond, once to disqualify the Prosecutor

for sending falsified orders to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and once for the
violation of my right to a speedy trial.

THE ARREST
On March 27th, 2014, the Complainant was informed that Kendra Boggess, Marjie
Flanigan, and Rick Dillon wanted me gone from campus because of the Non-Profit program we
started. On March 28th, 2014, Kendra Boggess sent Dawn Smith a Concord University Police
Officer, to my wifes house to cajole her into making a complaint that I allegedly sexually
assaulted her on some unknown day in November 2013, even though my wife and I had been
separated since October 2013, and Dawn Smith knew my wife is mentally ill with Bipolar
Disorder.
On March 31st, 2014, the Complainant was arrested on a warrant issued the same day by
Magistrate Flanigan, authorized by Prosecutor Scott Ash and sworn to by Charlie Lowe. The
probable cause statement was falsified in that Charlie Lowe stated in it that:
1) He took the statement on March 21st 2014, even though the first day the allegation
was made was on March 28th 2014, and this was expressly disproved by the Court
Record;
2) He saw bruises and bite marks in March 2014 of an incident that allegedly happened
in November 2013 a five month period, which was also disproved by the official
Court Record.
Magistrate Flanigan knew that his wife was a friend of mine and my Law Professor and
Should not have used this warrant as a way of punishing me for being a friend of his wife. He
should have disqualified himself. Scott Ash authorized the warrant without any kind of
investigation whatsoever even though he knew that I was a Volunteer Firefighter, a McNair
Scholarship student and Mentor to At-Risk Youth. This would not have happened if there was a
Caucasian man involved.

THE BOND REDUCTION AND THE FALSIFIED ORDERS.


On April 9th, 2014, the Complainant was arraigned before Magistrate Dent and his bond
was reduced from $500,000.00 to $5000.00 surety. On April 12th, 2014, the Complainant posted
his bond but Judge Swope refused to release him on the bond. On April 15th, 2014, and on April
17th, 2014, John McGinnis prepared falsified Orders and Judge Swope signed them and entered
them into the Official Court Record. The Complainant was also placed on home confinement.
For more than a month, the Complainant was not released on home confinement and so
he filed a writ of prohibition in the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and Scott Ash sent those
falsified Orders to the WV Supreme Court.

THE GRAND JURY TESTIMONY


On October 14th, 2014, Charlie Lowe and Scott Ash presented the case to the Mercer
County Grand Jury and testified that, the girl is white and he is black and I
think in their culture, they believe that women are supposed to be seen not heard This
couldnt be a more racist and discriminatory submission to make to the Grand Jury. The
Complainant was then indicted by the Grand jury.

CONCLUSION.
The Complainant has been discriminated against based on his race, ethnicity, nationality,
and religion. This action by the State actors amounted to unlawful termination since the
Complainant was employed at Concord University as a Tutor and as a Teaching Assistant at the
time of his arrest and should be investigated.
This treatment by the State actors only happened because the Complainant founded a
Non-Profit to combat the extremely high delinquency rate of Southern West Virginia youth.
These illegal actions are even more shocking given the positions of public trust that these
officials occupy.
The complainant respectfully implores you to investigate these matters. The complainant
was subsequently expelled in abstentia without any kind of due process whatsoever.
Thanks kindly for your assistance and please feel free to reach me at ed@parisangels.com or at ahmed@ahmedsalau.com or at 5403151147 or 3048001533.
Thanks kindly for your assistance. I look forward to hearing from you and Until then,
I remain
Yours Very Truly,

Ahmed Salau
Founder/ President/ CEO Paris Angels Mentoring Program.
www.paris-angels.com
2013/2014 McNair National Research Scholar
CC: Olakemi Salau Esq. with Enclosure
CC: Hiram Lewis IV Esq. with Enclosure