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J.G. V. Arnott, MO, Judgement, Search of Transgender Woman in Jail, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SOUTHERN DIVISION J.G., ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 16-03347-CV-S-REL ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, v. JAMES ARNOTT, et al., Defendants. JUDGMENT Pursuant to Federal ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, 2nd Amended Complaint, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 Case 3:11-cv-00756-JAP-DEA Document 27 Filed 05/15/12 Page 1of18 PagelD: 264 By: Bryan Konoski, Esq. (BK 7563) TREYVUS & KONOSKI, P.C. 305 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007 (212) 897-5832 bkonoski@aol.com UNITED STATES ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, Settlement Agreement, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 SETTLEMENT AGREEJ\lliNT AN]) RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE (hereinafter ''Agn:·cment"} is made between JAKE KOSTM. A.J~ and KAREEM NAJJAR their heirs, represl~ntatives, successors and assigns (herdrmfter referred tc1 as ''Plaintiffs''), CITY Of' NEW ...
MN: Jail Strip Search of Drug Suspect Held Constitutional by Lonnie Burton Jonathan Jacobson was arrested in 2009 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He admitted to the Stewartsville, Minnesota police officer that he recently "smoked a bowl" of marijuana. Jacobson was booked in to the county jail ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Sixth Circuit Vacates Denial of Qualified Immunity; Each Defendant’s Conduct Must be Individually Evaluated by Mark Wilson The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court’s denial of qualified immunity because an individualized inquiry into the defendants’ role during an illegal body cavity search was not conducted. Felix ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Fonder v. Sheriff of Kankakee County, IL, Summary Judgment Ruling, Strip Searches of Arrestees, 2015 2:12-cv-02115-CSB-EIL # 74 Page 1 of 39 E-FILED Monday, 24 August, 2015 01:52:33 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS URBANA DIVISION ______________________________________________________________________________ DARNELL FONDER, THERESA DIETZ, ) ...
Article • December 31, 2015 • from PLN January, 2016
Texas Hospital Settles Suit over Improper Border Patrol Search for $1.1 Million by Matthew Clarke Texas Hospital Settles Suit over Improper Border Patrol Search for $1.1 Million by Matt Clarke The University Medical Center of El Paso and its emergency room physicians settled their part of a federal civil rights ...
Brief • October 29, 2015
Hardy v. City of Milwaukee, WI, Jury Verdict, Public Strip Search, 2014 ~-------------~ U.S. DIST. COURT EAST DIST. WISC FILED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN ~~1014] AT O'CLOCK M JON W. SANFILIPPO, CLERK LEO HARDY, Plaintiff, Case No. 13-CV-769-JPS v. OFFICER MICHAEL GASSER, OFFICER KEITH GARLAND, JR., ...
Article • October 6, 2015
$506,000 Awarded to Wisconsin Man for Officers’ Unlawful Stop and Arrest by $506,000 Awarded to Wisconsin Man for Officers’ Unlawful Stop and Arrest A federal jury has awarded a man $506,000 after finding two Wisconsin police officers liable of an illegal stop and arrest. Leo Hardy was instructed by officers ...
Article • September 29, 2015
$1.15 Million Paid by New York’s Clinton County in Class Action by $1.15 Million Paid by New York’s Clinton County in Class Action New York’s Clinton County agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle a class action that alleged the county violated the rights of arrestees booked into the county’s ...
Article • September 22, 2015
$385,000 Paid to Pro-Life Protestors by Maryland State Police by $385,000 Paid to Pro-Life Protestors by Maryland State Police On August 2008, Maryland State Police arrested 16 adults and two juvenile members of Defend Life, a pro-life group, for holding graphic abortion images while protesting along a busy highway in ...
Article • August 28, 2015 • from PLN September, 2015
Fourth Circuit Finds Strip Searches and Delousing of Arrestees Constitutional by Lonnie Burton Fourth Circuit Finds Strip Searches and Delousing of Arrestees Constitutional by Lonnie Burton On November 14, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the defendants in a case brought by two former prisoners ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Ninth Circuit: “Brutal” Cavity Search Violated Fourth Amendment by Mark Wilson Ninth Circuit: “Brutal” Cavity Search Violated Fourth Amendment by Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on August 25, 2014, in a 2-1 decision, that a “brutal” warrantless body cavity search violated the Fourth Amendment. In September ...
Strip Searches of Female Visitors on Their Menstrual Period Addressed at CCA Shareholder Meeting by Strip Searches of Female Visitors on Their Menstrual Period Addressed at CCA Shareholder Meeting Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest for-profit prison company, held its annual shareholder meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on May ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
$6.2 Million Settlement Reached in D.C. Jail Strip Search, Overdetention Suit by Derek Gilna $6.2 Million Settlement Reached in D.C. Jail Strip Search, Overdetention Suit by Derek Gilna An eight-year-old lawsuit alleging illegal overdetention and strip searches of detainees at the District of Columbia Jail concluded with a $6.2 million ...
Article • May 6, 2015 • from PLN May, 2015
Accuracy of Widely-Used Polygraph Machine Under Fire by Derek Gilna In the hands of a skilled operator, such as the late John Reid of John E. Reid and Associates, one of the early pioneers in the lie detection field, the polygraph can be a useful tool. Reid, along with noted ...
Article • January 13, 2015
San Francisco Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Jail Strip Searches by San Francisco Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Jail Strip Searches In March 2013, San Francisco agreed to settle a decade-old class action lawsuit by pre-arraignment arrestees challenging the sheriff’s department’s strip-search policy. In exchange for a lump sum payment ...
Article • October 3, 2014
1st Circuit Permits Massachusetts X-ray Drug Search by 1st Circuit Permits Massachusetts X-ray Drug Search   The 1st Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed a Massachusetts district court decision permitting an x-ray search of defendant Shane Spencer under the aegis of a search warrant, and dismissed his ...
Brief • September 1, 2014
Bohannon v. Milwakee, WI, Response to Dft. Motion to Bifurcate, Jail Strip Search Policy, 2014 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN JOE BOHANNON, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, v. CITY OF MILWAUKEE, et al., Defendants. No. 13-cv-1224 Judge Stadtmueller ...
Article • February 15, 2014 • from PLN February, 2014
New Trial Granted in Jail Strip Search Case Following Jury Verdict; $385,000 Settlement by Matthew Clarke On March 7, 2011, an Iowa federal district court granted a motion for a new trial after a jury awarded $259,155 to a woman who was improperly strip searched when she was arrested and ...
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