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Oklahoma Police Captain Sues Supervisor for Mandatory Attendance at Islamic Group Event
by Todd Starnes
A Tulsa police captain has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his civil rights were violated after he was reassigned and placed under investigation for refusing to order officers to attend a voluntary social event at a mosque.
Capt. Paul Fields claims he was ordered to assign police officers to attend a law enforcement appreciation day at the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Fields refused that order because he said it violated his religious beliefs.
"When you become a police officer you don't give up any of your constitutional rights," said Scott Wood, a Tulsa attorney representing Fields. He called it a case of political correctness gone too far.
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