article FERNDALE, Mich. - A civil rights organization representing Islamic Americans...

Civil rights group alleges Ferndale PD forced Muslim woman to remove hijab following arrest – FOX 2 Detroit

article FERNDALE, Mich. - A civil rights organization representing Islamic Americans has filed a notice of claim against the Ferndale Police Department after an African American Muslim woman was told she had to remove a religious headscarf for a booking photo before she could leave the station. The Michigan chapter at the Council of American Islamic Relations said Helena Bowe had her religious freedoms violated when the police department forced her to remove her hijab before taking a mug shot, following her arrest during a traffic stop.  Bowe said she felt "emotionally numb" in the weeks since the incident, which …

 

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