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NYC to pay Muslim women forced to remove hijabs for mugshots

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New York City police officers wear headscarves to mark "World Hijab Day" on 1 February

New York City has reached a settlement with three women who had their Muslim headscarves removed by police before mugshots were taken in their arrest.

Each woman will receive $60,000 (£44,000), an official with the New York City Law Department told BBC News.

A lawyer for the women applauded the decision, calling it “a good step in the right direction” towards addressing police policy on head coverings.

The case stems from a 2012 mugshot of a teenager suspected of fighting.

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