Ventura County reached a settlement with a Newbury Park woman in a lawsuit over the removal of her religious head covering when she was being booked at the Ventura County Jail.
The incident happened in January of 2017. Jennifer Hyatt was arrested as a result of a domestic dispute. When she was taken to the jail, during the booking process the Muslim woman was forced to remove her hijab. In a lawsuit, she claimed it was violently pulled from her head. But, County Sheriff’s Office officials say video, and audio shows it wasn’t yanked from her head, and she was treated respectfully.