CDP: Officers May Not Wear Muslim Headscarves
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs' decision to ban officers from wearing headscarves for religious reasons. The issue came to light after a Somali-American and Muslim woman left the Columbus Police Academy in March because of the department's rule. Coleman says when officers go out into the community they should not be identified as Muslim police officers or members of any other religions. Columbus has the second largest Somali population in the United States.