November 10, 2020

By Meghan Roos, Newsweek

A lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) alleges officers handcuffed and forcibly removed a woman’s hijab while she was waiting to speak during a public hearing about an officer-involved shooting last September.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles (CAIR-LA) and the CAIR National Legal Defense Fund announced the lawsuit on Thursday, which they filed on behalf of a Muslim American woman named Nusaiba Mubarak. The City of Los Angeles, LAPD Chief Michel Moore, LAPD detective Corey Harmon and four unnamed officers were also listed as co-defendants in the case.

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