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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