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Two women who are practicing Muslims have sued the New York City Police Department for discrimination, alleging both endured humiliation at the hands of arresting officers who forced them to remove their head coverings, according to a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The civil rights class action targeted an NYPD booking photograph policy that the plaintiffs, which include an organization that helps victims of domestic violence in the Muslim community, say is a violation of their religious freedom.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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