Thursday, March 17, 2016
Suit Against Dearborn Police On Forced Hijab Removal Is Withdrawn
Last July, a Muslim woman filed a federal lawsuit against the Dearborn, Michigan police department charging that she was required to remove her headscarf (hijab) while being booked on traffic charges. (See prior posting.) Now, according to yesterday's Dearborn Press & Guide, plaintiff Maha Aldahami has dropped the lawsuit. It says that her attorney withdrew the suit when the city produced video that contradicted plaintiff's claims. The city says it follows a stringent policy on head coverings, and that an internal investigation showed no wrongdoing. According to MLive, Aldhalimi's lawyer says the suit was dropped because Dearborn satisfactorily amended its policy on religious head coverings after the lawsuit was filed.