NYPD Recruit Canned For Unkempt Beard. Oh, Yeah -- He's A Hasidic Jew

Categories: NYPD, Religulous


An NYPD recruit from Monsey was fired because his beard is apparently too unkempt for him to be a cop. But there's a twist: he's a devout Hasidic Jew, and his religion prohibits him from cutting his beard.

Now-former NYPD recruit Fishel Litzman, a 38-year-old father of three, was given the boot Friday after multiple disputes with NYPD brass over the length of his beard. He was just weeks away from finishing the Academy and receiving his badge.   

"I always wanted to be a police officer," Litzman tells the New York Daily News, which first reported the firing. "This was unfortunate."

The NYPD's beard policy allows religious beards to be no longer than one millimeter (about one-sixteenth of an inch) in length, a rule that the NYPD says was explained to Litzman prior to signing up for the Academy. As you can see in the photo linked here, Litzman's beard is considerably longer than what is permitted under the NYPD's beard regulations.

Litzman was first cited for his beard in January. In March, he was cited again, at which point NYPD brass recommended he be fired after because he "failed to maintain personal appearance."

As Litzman was getting cited for something as dumb as a beard violation, he was killin' it on tests given at the Academy (tests about how to actually be a cop, not just dress like one) -- according to the News, Litzman's earned scores of 99, 100 and 96 on three exams he's taken as a police recruit. He also speaks three languages and has experience as a paramedic.

But Litzman isn't allowed to be a cop...because his beard's too long.



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Henchman
Henchman

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Elle
Elle

His long beard, as shown in photos, provides an impediment if Mr Litzman should get into physical confrontation on the street. He acknowldges he was informed of the requirement. The rule wasn't sprung on him just before graduation. It sounds like the man has some ability and perhaps there is some ancillary law enforcement job which would be more appropriate. However this kind of whining under the circumstances does not bode well for performance as a police officer.

Loammo2bl
Loammo2bl

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Loammo2bl
Loammo2bl

Peter Anthony Reale, Ed.S            233 N. Main Street                 Mount Pleasant Michigan 48858   Mr. and  Mrs. Reale [plenary guardian for blind starved stomach fed by stomach tube [See We sicced the police on Marilyn Thorton, Ann Hardesty Silker, Janet Wight a Miss King forced to sign papers, to exterminate as Dachau, Buchinwald, Raymond Peter Reale's interest, his blindness, his starvatioin, his parents literally jailed, muffled as atrocity incarnate, infamy; paren ts stupified;community interest, state of Michigan interest in Raymond Peter Reale dob 1961 reciprocal interest in each other;  Director George Rouman replacement Mental Health -  Linda Kaufmann and husband Al Kaufmann fiduciary director adult foster care Crapo St Isabella County for abusing, mobbing, abuse of as defined by the FBI Color of Law, Public Corruption (Squad) egregious petition surrender guaedian for reporting Todd Oliveri Corporation Builders concentration camp like seclusion of blind, mute traumatized, vexatiously "kept in bed' to not walk appears drugged, fogged, blind other retaliation - reprisals suppression [See 1972, WABC-TV in New York Geraldo Rivera l. Rivera documented the brutal and horrific living conditions of its resident  children and adult -  "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace"  - Peabody Award  government inquiry.Signed Peter Anthony Reale

N/A
N/A

Ah, the NYPD. I feel so much safer knowing that you guys are watching your beards. It totally makes up for those clean-cut dudes who...raped women.

Diana Maras
Diana Maras

If other cops are allowed to look like donuts than this man should be allowed to have his beard.

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