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Article • August 7, 2017
Filed under: Strip Searches, Bail
$7,500,000 Class-Action Settlement for Illegal Strip-Searches in Camden, NJ by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A class-action, Fourth Amendment lawsuit originally filed by Laverne Hicks and Michael Velez, two New Jersey men who had each been stopped by state police for alleged traffic violations and subsequently strip-searched and jailed by ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Strip Searches, Bail
Fonder v. Sheriff of Kankakee County, IL, Order Approving Settlement, Strip Search, 2017 2:12-cv-02115-CSB-EIL # 135 Page 1 of 3 E-FILED Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 02:51:25 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS URBANA DIVISION Darnell Fonder, et al., ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Hernandez v. Montanez, MA, Amended Complaint, Visitation Strip Search, 2013 Case 1:12-cv-11062-FDS Document 47-1 Filed 06/04/13 Page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS __________________________________________ ) ZENAIDA HERNANDEZ, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MARIA E. MONTANEZ, MARK A. VERDINI, ) Civil Action No. 12-11062-FDS ...
“A Living Nightmare” by Women Visiting Loved Ones Jailed at Rikers Describe a Pattern of Invasive Searches by Guards By Raven Rakia, The Intercept Reprinted with permission from The Intercept. The Intercept's story was produced in partnership with WNYC.   On July 2, 2015, Jasmine Quattlebaum took the bus to Rikers Island to ...
Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout Since Ferguson, there has been a public outcry over militarized police who shoot down African Americans on the streets of our cities, but less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those ...
Blank UF-250 Form - Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheet, NYPD, 2016 Case 1:12-cv-02274-AT-HBP Document 105 Filed 02/14/13 Page 157 of 158 APPENDIX B Blank UF-250 Form 157
A Primer on Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights by Alex Friedmann Prison Legal News (PLN) regularly reports on prison and jail-related court decisions involving violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights. Those who are new to the arena of civil rights litigation and unfamiliar with prisoners’ few remaining rights may need a basic introduction ...
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 ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Illinois Woman Wins Suit Over Illegal Strip Search by On June 8, 2012, a federal jury found that an Illinois woman had been strip searched by Edgar County Jail staff without probable cause. According to court documents, Angelina Cianfaglione was in her vehicle with her minor son at a McDonald's ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Filed under: Strip Searches
Mass Pennsylvania Prisoner Strip Search Nets Each Prisoner $1,000 by Pennsylvania prison officials have agreed to pay twenty prisoners $1,000 each to settle a claim that they were illegally strip-searched. The complaint in the action concerned an incident that occurred on September 14, 2000, at State Correctional Institution at Albion. ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Marshal Liable for Social Worker's Cavity Search by A Puerto Rican federal court granted a social worker summary judgment for a strip and cavity search after a civil contempt arrest. Carmen Figueroa-Flores, 61, is a social worker who has no criminal record and had never been arrested. She has had ...
Illinois District Court strip-search case survives summary judgment attack by Derek Gilna Plaintiff Angelina Cianfaglione's Fourth Amendment claim alleging an illegal seizure and arrest, excessive force, and an illegal strip and body cavity search that occurred incident to a traffic stop in Edgar County, Illinois has survived a summary judgment ...
Article • August 19, 2016
California: Sacramento County Shells Out $4,100 to Settle Unlawful Strip Search Claim by In January 2005, 3.5 years after being subjected to a strip search by deputies in Sacramento County Jail, Douzetta Hale was paid $4,096.69 in settlement of the claim for damages she had filed against the County of ...
Article • August 19, 2016
New York Men Continue Pursuit of Police Misconduct Lawsuit by A New York Federal District Court denied a motion to dismiss a civil rights complaint that alleged police misconduct.             Brothers Jose and Maximo Colon filed a civil rights violation claim against New York City and its police department alleging ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Milwaukee Man Receives $506,000 Award for Wrongful Stop by A Wisconsin federal jury awarded $506,000 to a man who was stopped without reason and wrongfully arrested. As Leo Hardy was leaving his mother’s home, Milwaukee police officers Michael Gasser and Keith Garland, Jr., stopped him on March 13, 2012, for ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Filed under: Strip Searches, Sentencing
Strip Searches Incident to Arrest - Cabining the Authority to Humiliate, Shapiro, 2007 THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS® Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Research Paper No. 64 STRIP SEARCHES INCIDENT TO ARREST: CABINING THE AUTHORITY TO HUMILIATE Eugene L. Shapiro University of Memphis – School of Law Electronic copy available ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
McCloud v. Fortune, FL, Plf Omnibus Memo, Unwarranted Invasive Bodily Search, 2005 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION ARNETTA McCLOUD, FREDDY McCLOUD, CYNTHIA McCLOUD, MARCUS FRASIER, BARBARA KING, BERNARD KING and CHESLEY KING, CASE NO: 4:05cv-101-RH-WCH Plaintiffs, vs. KENNETH W. FORTUNE, Sheriff of Jefferson County, in ...
Beecham v. City of West Sacramento, CA, Plf Opp Def Motion, Police Excessive Force Gun False Arrest Strip Search, 2009 1 4 MICHAEL J. HADDAD (State Bar No. 189114) JULIA SHERWIN (State Bar No. 189268) HADDAD & SHERWIN 505 Seventeenth Street Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 452-5500 Fax: (510) 452-5510 ...
Brief • July 29, 2016
Solis v. Baca, CA, Expert Report - Martin, Body Cavity Strip Search, 2010 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MARLENE SOLIS, et aI., Plaintiffs, vs. SHERlFF LEROY D. BACA, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. CV 06-01135 SVW (CTx) ...
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