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A Muslim Woman Files Lawsuit After a Jail in Kentucky Allegedly Made Her Remove Her Hijab

Several Warren County officials are facing a federal lawsuit from a Muslim woman who was previously held at the Warren County Regional Jail after they required the woman to remove her religious headwear and garments, photograph her without them, and live-stream an “unnecessary full body strip search,” according to the woman’s suit.

The Warren County Muslim woman, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe,” claims these officials violated her Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment Constitutional Rights, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, and her religious freedoms as guaranteed in the state’s Constitution. She is being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund.

Warren County Judge-Executive Doug Gorman, Jailer Stephen Harmon, Deputy Jailer Brook Lindsey Harp, Officer Benjamin Carroll, and two other unidentified officers are listed as defendants in the suit, according to court documents.

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