Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking

MLive reports that a federal lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Dearborn, Michigan police department for requiring a Muslim woman arrested on traffic charges to remove her headscarf (hijab) during the booking process.  The complaint (full text) in Aldhalimi v. City of Dearborn, (ED MI, filed 6/30/2015), contends that when police booked plaintiff for an unpaid parking violation, they required her to remove her hijab to be photographed despite her religious objections.  This is the third similar suit against local Michigan law enforcement officials this year.