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Edgar Martinez, Jersey City Deputy Police Commissioner, was mentioned in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Muslim officer was the target and was harassed for wearing a neat and clean & # 39; beard

Muslim New Jersey police officer claims that he & # 39; target and harassment & # 39; was because of his & # 39; cared for & # 39; half an inch of beard

  • Jersey City police officer Shahzad Hashmi filed a federal civil lawsuit against the department for harassment because of his facial hair
  • Hashmi started wearing a half-inch beach in July 2017
  • However, a policy change in 2018, later updated, stated that beards & # 39; uncontrolled & # 39; must be
  • The suit claims that Hashmi was verbally harassed and was the target of supervisors because he kept the beard clean & clean & # 39; loved
  • Hashmi's lawyer said it was an & # 39; impossible situation & # 39; was a mandatory and well-groomed beard
  • Jersey City does not allow officers to have facial hair except that they receive medical or religious permission
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A Jersey Jersey City police officer claims that he was harassed at work because of his beard that & # 39; is too cared for & # 39; used to be.

A civil lawsuit claims that the agent Shahzad Hashmi from July 2017 a & # 39; half inch & # 39; beard & # 39; neat and clean & # 39; was allowed to wear. He received a religious exemption to bypass the ban on facial hair in the ward.

A policy change in March 2018 required officers with religious exemption to have their beards & # 39; not manicured & # 39; to keep.

Hashmi & # 39; s lawsuit claims that he & # 39; was immediately targeted and was harassed & # 39; by his supervisors after the policy change for maintaining a manicured beard, NJ.com reports.

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Edgar Martinez, deputy police commissioner from Jersey City, was mentioned in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Muslim officer was the target and was harassed for wearing a neat and clean & # 39; beard

Edgar Martinez, deputy police commissioner from Jersey City, was mentioned in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Muslim officer was the target and was harassed for wearing a neat and clean & # 39; beard

The lawsuit alleges that deputy chief Edgar Martinez verbally reprimanded Hashmi.

"They changed the policy of suddenly imposing such an impossible situation in which you had to have both a neat and clean beard that wasn't manicured either, which my client didn't know how to do," lawyer Hashmi Luna Droubi told NJ.com. & # 39; How do you do that? & # 39;

The lawsuit also claims that Hashmi, a Pakistani-American and observant Sunni Muslim, was discriminated against by Chief Michael Kelly, a co-suspect along with Martinez.

Hashmi claims in the lawsuit that the department has a & # 39; incomprehensible policy that requires a beard at the same time & # 39; neat and clean & # 39; and & # 39; is uncontrolled & # 39; and a clear & # 39; Violation of the first amendment & # 39; which gives the right to practice religion.

Michael City, Jersey City police chief, is accused in a lawsuit by Officer Shahzad Hashmi of a & # 39; incomprehensible policy that requires a beard at the same time & # 39; neat and clean & # 39; and & # 39; uncontrolled & # 39; contrary to the first amendment & # 39;

Michael City, Jersey City police chief, is accused in a lawsuit by Officer Shahzad Hashmi of a & # 39; incomprehensible policy that requires a beard at the same time & # 39; neat and clean & # 39; and & # 39; uncontrolled & # 39; contrary to the first amendment & # 39;

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Michael City, Jersey City police chief, is accused in a lawsuit by Officer Shahzad Hashmi of a & # 39; incomprehensible policy that requires a beard at the same time & # 39; neat and clean & # 39; and & # 39; uncontrolled & # 39; contrary to the first amendment & # 39;

According to the suit, an oral reprimand was added to the officers' file, even after the department made a policy change in October 2018 by the word & # 39; non-manicured & # 39; to describe beard care.

DailyMail.com handed the Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, who refused to comment because of the ongoing trial.

Hashmi has been a field training officer since 2013 with the Jersey City Police.

Facial hair is not allowed on the force, with the exception of cases related to a medically diagnosed, treatable condition or religious reasons.

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Wallace-Scalcione says that Hashmi is one of 44 officers who receive religious or medical permission for facial hair.

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