Muslim woman drops lawsuit against Detroit suburb over scarf

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Posted: Mar 16, 2016 2:34 PM

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb says a Muslim woman who accused police of forcing her to remove a headscarf has dropped her lawsuit.

The city of Dearborn released a statement Wednesday saying an attorney for Maha Aldhalimi dropped the lawsuit when confronted with video evidence. The city didn't detail the video but said Aldhalimi's allegations were "recklessly made."

But her attorney, Shereff Akeel, insists the lawsuit was successful because Dearborn now allows women to wear a head covering during a booking photo.

Aldhalimi alleged she was humiliated and her rights were violated when she was ordered to remove the headscarf, known as hijab, for a photo at the police department in 2014.

Dearborn has one of the largest populations of Arab-Americans in the country.