Upon their arrival at the facility, the boys were subjected to a strip search by jail staff in violation of their Constitutional Rights. When Bennett refused to comply with orders to remove his underwear, he was forcibly stripped naked and coerced and intimidated into compliance with the humiliating procedure.
The suit requested compensatory and punitive damages totaling $15 million against the District, jail officials and the school principal who condoned the outrage. In response to an Offer of Judgment from the Defendants, a hearing was held on April 25, 2003, during which the Court approved the proposed settlement of $150,000, including attorney's fees and costs.
See: Harvin v. D.C., et al., U.S.D.C., D.C., #02-729 (JGP)ECF.
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