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Maine Jail Not Liable for Strip Search Policy

The plaintiff was arrested for an unpaid traffic fine, which in fact had been paid, and was strip-searched on admission to the jail. Nobody could be held liable for this, since there was no evidence of a municipal custom. Though the jail had a policy of strip searching everybody, it was not attributable to the county. As to the Sheriff, the plaintiffs asserted only a training claim. See: Miller v. Kennebec County, 63 F.Supp.2d 75 (D.Me. 1999).

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Miller v. Kennebec County