NYPD to No Longer Remove Hijabs for Mug Shots

NYPD to No Longer Remove Hijabs for Mug Shots
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Two years ago, two Muslim women joined forces to sue the New York Police Department, claiming they had suffered the same embarrassing ordeal.

The women, Jamilla Clark and Arwa Aziz, were arrested and before their photographs were taken, they were ordered to remove their head scarves, or hijabs, which left them feeling shamed and exposed.

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