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Policewoman Sent Home Because Of Purple Hair

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Philadelphia police officer Renee Norman came into work with a new hair color. Her captain said her hair was purple — violating rules against "unnatural colors." She said it's not purple, it's red. The captain sent her home. And then she filed a discrimination complaint. She says the label on the dye clearly read "crimson."

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Philadelphia police officer, Renee Norman, came into work with a new hair color. Her captain said the hair was purple violating rules against unnatural colors. She said that's not purple, it's red. The captain said purple. She said red. The captain sent her home. And she filed a discrimination complaint. She says the label on the dye clearly read crimson. Police Officials say the rules against unnatural hair colors are just as clear.

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