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Investigation nears an end for filmmaker assault

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (KWWL) -- Police are close to finishing their investigation into allegations that an Arab-American filmmaker was assaulted and called racial epithets.

A Jefferson County prosecutor says interviews have been completed surrounding the March 6th incident.

Then the prosecutor will review the report to decide if any charges should be filed.

Filmmaker Usama Alshaibi says he was punched and called names by a group of four men when he walked into a party. Alshaibi is making a film about discrimination against Arabs in the U.S.

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