Category Archives: Strip search

MD: Daylight strip search on the side of highway was unreasonable

“The non-exigent visual inspection of the genital area of a person suspected of concealing controlled dangerous substances, in daylight, while the person stood between two police cruisers with emergency lights flashing, along the shoulder of an interstate highway, as moderate … Continue reading

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CA7 declines to reinstate a 4A jail strip search claim after 8A claim went to trial; SCOTUS needs to decide

Plaintiff female prisoners filed a Fourth Amendment and Eighth Amendment claim against a jail for what they alleged was an invasion of privacy by an unjustified group strip search. The district court granted summary judgment against them on the Fourth … Continue reading

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LA Times: Women in jail endured group strip searches. LA County to pay $53 million to settle suit

LA Times: Women in jail endured group strip searches. LA County to pay $53 million to settle suit by Alene Tchekmedyinsta:

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CA6: No QI for a baseless stop, strip search, and body cavity search and then tightening handcuffs for ptf’s complaining about his treatment

The officer gets no qualified immunity in his interlocutory appeal. On the complaint, plaintiff stated a claim that his stop was not objectively reasonable in the first place. A police dog was put into plaintiff’s vehicle, then it was searched … Continue reading

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News Maven: Cop, CPS Strip-Search Six Kids, 4-Year-Old after Mom’s 10-Minute Muffin Errand

News Maven: Cop, CPS Strip-Search Six Kids, 4-Year-Old after Mom’s 10-Minute Muffin Errand by Ben Keller: Kentucky police and CPS threatened to take a mother’s kids if she didn’t allow them in her home to strip-search them.

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MA: Bag of dope protuding from butt crack was seized in a strip search, not a body cavity search

“During a lawful strip search of the defendant following his arrest, police officers observed a plastic bag protruding from the cleft between his buttocks and caused him to remove it; it was revealed to contain individually wrapped plastic bags of … Continue reading

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Education Week (blog): Justices Decline to Review Case Involving Strip Search of 4-Year-Old at School

Education Week (blog): Justices Decline to Review Case Involving Strip Search of 4-Year-Old at School by Mark Walsh:

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E.D.Pa.: Pro se ptf stated claim for abusive strip search in jail

Pro se prison plaintiff stated a claim for a strip search for in an improper purpose at least at the pleading stage. He also states a retaliation claim that another search occurred where the defendant referred to the lawsuit in … Continue reading

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ABCNews: Suit filed in case of 4 girls claiming school strip-search

ABCNews: Suit filed in case of 4 girls claiming school strip-search by AP:

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E.D.Va.: Warrantless strip search in drug case unjustified and suppressed

The search of defendant’s car and cell phones were justified by probable cause and, as to the phones, a warrant. His warrantless strip search, however, was not properly justified from its inception, and it is suppressed. United States v. Peterson, … Continue reading

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Why they strip search in jail: WGNO: Police find gun concealed in buttocks of Lafourche Parish man

WGNO: Police find gun concealed in buttocks of Lafourche Parish man: GOLDEN MEADOW, LA – Deputies at the Lafourche Parish Jail found a gun concealed in the buttocks of a man arrested after police found a “zip gun” and homemade … Continue reading

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NJ: Officer had RS def was armed; refusal of patdown justified exigent strip search at station house

The officer had reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed, and he attempted to perform a frisk, which defendant refused. This led to a warrantless strip search which was justified by the Fourth Amendment exigency exception and by state statute and … Continue reading

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