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Long Beach has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused its police officers of stripping a Muslim woman of her hijab during an arrest and making her spend a night in jail without it.

According to the federal lawsuit, male police officers forcibly removed Long Beach resident Kirsty Powell's head covering when they took her into custody in 2015 even after she explained she wore it as part of her religious beliefs.

The officers made her take a booking photo without the covering and didn't return it until she was bailed out of jail the next day, court documents say.


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