N.D.Tex.: Prison shakedown search that included strip searches was reasonable

Prison shakedown search that included strip searches was reasonable. “The foregoing sufficiently demonstrates the fittingness of these strip searches under the Fourth Amendment. These routine strip searches, which occur only twice per year, require the upheaval of all prisoners and their personal belongings. The prison is entitled to conduct these searches and it sensibly explains that these searches require additional reinforcement. In this case, that meant adding roughly 20 women. … Their purpose was to help locate contraband by providing officers with the time, security, and additional manpower to do so. They accomplished their goal.” Cook v. Horsley, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99751 (N.D. Tex. June 5, 2024).*

“The issue before us is narrow—whether the trial court’s finding of probable cause for the traffic stop is supported by competent, credible evidence. We find that it is.” The dashcam video shows it. State v. Williams, 2024-Ohio-2146 (4th Dist. May 28, 2024).*

There were fact questions on whether force here was excessive, so qualified immunity appeal dismissed. Chambliss v. Brevard Cty. Sheriff’s Office, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 13630 (11th Cir. June 5, 2024).*

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