Monday, June 11, 2012

Hasidic NYPD Recruit Says he was Fired Over Beard

New York (CNN) -- A Hasidic NYPD recruit is planning a lawsuit after being dismissed for refusing to trim his beard for religious reasons, his attorney said Sunday.

Fishel Litzman, 38, was asked to leave the police academy on Friday, his attorney, Nathan Lewin, told CNN. He began the police academy in January, he said, was in the top 1% of his classes and is "highly regarded" by his peers. The dismissal, Lewin said, is a clear example of "religious discrimination." "We are planning to bring a lawsuit," the attorney said. "This should not be a practice of the NYPD." Click Here for more.


Anonymous said...

He looks like he does trim he barely has a beard

Anonymous said...

Big kiddush Hashem Fishel. Disregard the stupid comments on VIN criticizing you.

Anonymous said...

You can tell that is a full beard! Just because it's short does not mean its trimmed! Good for him standing up for his beliefs!