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Beard Waiver

Three Louisiana police officers who suffer from an incurable skin condition in which shaving causes inflammation claim the Shreveport Police Department’s policy requiring them to get a doctor’s note every 90 days to keep their beards is unnecessary and discriminates against black men, who are more likely to suffer from the condition.

SHREVEPORT, La. – Three Louisiana police officers who suffer from an incurable skin condition in which shaving causes inflammation claim the Shreveport Police Department’s policy requiring them to get a doctor’s note every 90 days to keep their beards is unnecessary and discriminates against black men, who are more likely to suffer from the condition.

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