Hijab Removal by New York Police Prompts Lawsuit

The New York Times’s Al Baker reports that two Muslim women have filed a class-action lawsuit after the NYPD required them to remove their hijabs for an arrest photo last year. Although the NYPD allows arrested persons to request a member of the same sex to photograph them privately, critics say that this religious accommodation is not consistently followed. Baker writes, “The issue highlights the gulf between criminal justice policy, as it has evolved over time, and the cultural and religious obligations of those in custody.”

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