17 August 2015

Coleman backs head-scarf ban for Columbus police officers

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman said he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs’ decision to keep officers from wearing head scarves for religious reasons.

But he said the city will try harder to recruit immigrants to the force, including by appealing to the families of potential applicants.

“I’ve said this to our chief and safety director, to step up our efforts in this area,” Coleman said in an interview last week. “I strongly believe that our police force needs to be reflective of every corner of our city.” [The Columbus Dispatch] Read more