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GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Guthrie Police are hired to serve and protect. The of Half Time Bar and Grill said they harass and humiliate.

Guthrie bar owner Fazal Kahn states in a recently-filed tort claim against Guthrie Police that officers have profiled minority customers, shut down bands and stalked the business for months. 

Guthrie City Manager Matt Mueller defends the department.

"We feel very confident with the activities of the police department. We have a group with a high amount of integrity and honor," Mueller said.

City leaders said they have nothing to hide and have personally requested the FBI investigate the accusations.

According to Mueller, "We feel we've done nothing wrong and the claims are unfounded. However, it's very important that the community has faith in our police. So we feel a third party coming in would show that we are open and transparent and that's what we want to do."

Kahn is asking for $125,000 plus lost income and payment for pain and suffering.

Kahn claims the harassment began in 2010, after he divorced the sister of a Guthrie police officer.

Kahn could not be reached Thursday afternoon.

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