19 November 2010

Hijab woman jailed for six months for false complaint about police

A Muslim woman sentenced to six months' jail for falsely accusing a police officer of removing her veil has lodged an appeal and been released on bail.

Carnita Matthews, 46, of Woodbine in Sydney's south, was found guilty today of knowingly making a false complaint relating to events in June.

The mother of seven was stopped in June by a police officer at Woodbine for a random breath test. She later filed a police complaint alleging the officer who pulled her over had tried to pull off her hijab, which concealed her entire face except for her eyes. [The Sydney Morning Herald] Read more