New York City Police Department

Judge Reinstates Bearded Chasid In NYC Police Academy

11/19/2013
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A Chasidic Jew who was fired from the New York City police academy because he refused to trim his beard was ordered reinstated by a Manhattan federal judge who held that “de facto exemptions . . . abound” to the department’s beard rule.

Chasidic Cadet Challenges NYPD's Beard Law

07/05/2013
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The New York Police Department bars officers from sporting beards except to accommodate medical or religious requests – and even then the beard can be no longer than one millimeter in length.

Fishel Litzman is willing to trim his beard for an emergency, but not for training.
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