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Case Name Hinds v. Multnomah County JC-OR-0008
Docket / Court Civil Case No: CV 07-1677 ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
On November 8, 2007, the plaintiffs filed a class action complaint against the Multnomah County Sheriff's department and the Multnomah County jail, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, pursuant to 42 U.S.C §1983. The complaint challenged the Sheriff's department policy of ... read more >
On November 8, 2007, the plaintiffs filed a class action complaint against the Multnomah County Sheriff's department and the Multnomah County jail, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, pursuant to 42 U.S.C §1983. The complaint challenged the Sheriff's department policy of strip-searching, and placing in jail clothing, all individuals who enter the Multnomah County Jail. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief specifically contending that even those individuals charged with minor crimes or misdemeanors were subject to the strip-search policy without a reasonable suspicion that they were carrying a weapon.

On September 3, 2008 the defendants moved for summary judgment, with the judge setting October 14, 2008 for the hearing of the motion.

As of September 3, 2008 the case is still ongoing and we have no further information on file.

Dayna Frenkel - 09/17/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
General
Search policies
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Multnomah County
Multnomah County Sheriff's Department
Plaintiff Description All persons strip searched on entry into the custody of the Multnomah County Jail after being charged with misdemeanors, violations of probation or parole, traffic infractions, civil commitments or other minor crimes.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:07-cv-01677-PK (D. Or.) 08/19/2009
JC-OR-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/08/2007
JC-OR-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 07/23/2008
JC-OR-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Summary Judgment Memo 09/03/2008
JC-OR-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal as to Plaintiffs Hinds, Bakimoglu, Mccallum, Munson, and McMullin (Only) 11/19/2008 (D. Or.)
JC-OR-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint 12/08/2008
JC-OR-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Haggerty, Ancer Lee (D. Or.)
JC-OR-0008-0004
Papak, Paul J. (D. Or.) [Magistrate]
JC-OR-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Berman, Leonard Randolph (Oregon)
JC-OR-0008-0001 | JC-OR-0008-0002 | JC-OR-0008-0005 | JC-OR-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Madkour, Stephen L (Oregon)
JC-OR-0008-0003 | JC-OR-0008-9000
Sowle, Agnes (Oregon)
JC-OR-0008-0003 | JC-OR-0008-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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