Muslim Police Officer Masood Syed (Bio, Wiki) Sues NYPD Over Beard Ban

Muslim Police Officer Masood Syed (Bio, Wiki) Sues NYPD Over Beard Ban: Masood Syed, who works as a law clerk for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Trials, is suing the New York Police Department to stop enforcement of what he says is an unconstitutional policy banning officers from having beards, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Muslim Police Officer Masood Syed (Bio, Wiki) Sues NYPD Over Beard Ban

Muslim Police Officer Masood Syed (Bio, Wiki) Sues NYPD Over Beard Ban

Muslim Police Officer Masood Syed Sues NYPD Over Beard Ban

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Masood Syed is suing the New York Police Department to stop enforcement of what he says is an unconstitutional policy banning officers from having beards.

Syed’s supervisor at Police Headquarters suspended the 32-year-old without pay after he refused to trim his beard, which he keeps as a Sunni Muslim, his lawsuit said. The day before, he was told in writing to grow it no longer than one millimeter, court papers said

The NYPD prohibits beards of any length, though unwritten policy permits them up to one millimeter in length for religious accommodations, Syed’s lawsuit said. Syed, who is also a lawyer, claims many NYPD officers have beards longer than that, according to court documents.

credited: NBC News

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