Muslim woman wins $85k lawsuit after police remove her hijab
Eastern Eye Staff
A Muslim woman in the US, who was forced to remove her hijab when she was in police custody has been awarded $85,000 as settlement by authorities. The incident happened last year when Kirsty Powell and her husband were pulled over by police for driving a “low rider” car, according to the lawsuit. Powell was arrested after police found a warrant under her name for a shoplifting incident. Powell’s husband requested a female officer handle the arrest, but the arresting officers denied the request and told Powell that she had to remove her hijab. Powell spent the night in prison…
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