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Sat Aug 19, 2017, 11:01 AM

No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

Source: Reuters

#U.S. AUGUST 18, 2017 / 5:25 PM / 18 HOURS AGO

No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

Jonathan Stempel
2 MIN READ

(Reuters) - The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

By a 2-1 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims that the county and a jail deputy should have known the searches were unreasonable, and violated inmates' constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment.

Amanda Sumpter sued over three searches conducted by the female deputy that she found invasive and humiliating, including when she was allegedly told she smelled like a "funky monkey," and a fourth in a cellblock allegedly visible to male guards.

The searches were conducted during Sumpter's 34-day stay at the jail in the fall of 2012.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-detroit-prison-idUSKCN1AY2F3

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 12:31 PM

1. How hard is it to set up a restroom or just a privacy screen in a corner for searches?

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 01:43 PM

2. Why would that even be provided for?

When was a 1%er last stripped searched at the Wayne Co jail?

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