Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Suit On Wearing Hijab During Traffic Offense Booking Settled

MLive reported yesterday on the settlement of a lawsuit brought by a Muslim woman against Oceana County, Michigan sheriff's officials for allegedly requiring her to remove her hijab (religious head covering) while being processed at the county jail for a minor traffic violation. (See prior posting.) Sheriff's officials say a number of the woman's allegations were exaggerated or inaccurate.  Under the settlement, no money was paid, but the sheriff's office did agree to create a policy for treatment of inmates wearing religious headwear. The suit was dismissed on April 18.