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Muslim sisters land $97K for cops tearing off headpieces in scuffle
by Josh Saul
Two young Muslim sisters whose religious headpieces were torn off in a scuffle with NYPD cops have landed a $97,500 settlement from the city.
The officers approached the girls, ages 12 and 14, in a Bronx playground at around 8 p.m. on an August day in 2013 and ordered them to leave because it was closed, according to a Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed by their mom.
The "devout Muslim" girls, only identified in court papers as K.W. and L.C., immediately complied and began walking out of the Mott Haven park, the suit said.
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