Felony charges filed in 1995 by Atlanta police against Muslim spiritual leader Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin were never dismissed, a spokesman for Fulton District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. says.

Instead, the criminal case file documenting the aggravated assault and weapons charges against Al-Amin — formerly known as H. Rap Brown — was placed in a box and left in a former assistant district attorney’s office until it was stored when former District Attorney Lewis Slaton retired in 1997, says Erik Friedly, Howard’s spokesman.

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