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Sheriff says jail staff treated Muslim woman with respect in head-scarf removal
by John S. Hausman
The settlement of a Muslim woman's civil-rights lawsuit against Oceana County Jail officials requires no payment but does include creation of a policy for treatment of inmates with religious headwear, the sheriff says.
That policy matches how staff actually treated Fatme Dakroub last year, Sheriff Robert J. Farber said – with dignity, according to him.
"The Oceana County Sheriff's staff did an excellent job of respecting Dakroub, the complainant, and her religious freedoms," Farber said in his first detailed comment on the now-dismissed lawsuit. "It is a reflection of what our staff do every day. Pretty proud of how they handled this unusual situation."
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