CA3: Body cavity search for baggie of drugs was reasonable because of exigency of risk of overdose

Plaintiff’s body cavity search for a baggie of drugs in her vagina was reasonable by exigent circumstances because of a legitimate fear that she could be harmed and overdose if the bag leaked. Carbone v. Salem, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 32080 (3d Cir. Oct. 22, 2019).

Plaintiff stated a claim for excessive force for being handcuffed so tightly that the nerves in her hands were permanently injured. The officer, however, gets qualified immunity because it wasn’t clearly established that the officer should have known if she didn’t complain at the time, which she didn’t. Cugini v. City of New York, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 32021 (2d Cir. Oct. 25, 2019).*

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