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Case Name Munyiri v. Haduch JC-MD-0016
Docket / Court 08-1953 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action in the District of Maryland against officers, the Baltimore Police Department, and police and city officials in their individual and official capacities. Plaintiff sued for damages.

The plaintiff was a ... read more >
Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action in the District of Maryland against officers, the Baltimore Police Department, and police and city officials in their individual and official capacities. Plaintiff sued for damages.

The plaintiff was a Registered Nurse who worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. On April 12, 2008, she left the hospital at approximately 7:35 p.m. and began her commute home. The police had blocked an exit ramp on I-83 North because of accident with a patrol car and road flares. The plaintiff drove over the road flares. The officer entered his patrol vehicle and followed the plaintiff 4/10ths of a mile, and with weapon drawn, ordered the plaintiff to the ground. Plaintiff was arrested for minor traffic violations. Plaintiff was later stripped searched at the Baltimore central booking facility, as was the policy for all arrestees processed at the facility.

In Defendant's 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, counts were dismissed as to the arresting and searching officers, but denied with respect against the supervisors of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) and the secretary of DPSCS, as well as the warden of the booking facility.

A motion to dismiss was partially granted and denied on November 2, 2008 by Judge Andre Davis, and another motion to dismiss was partially granted and denied on September 1, 2009 by Judge Catharine Blake. A motion for summary judgment was partially granted and denied on March 31, 2011. As of 04/15/2012, this case is still ongoing, with the parties participating in several scheduling conferences, presumably in preparation for trial.

Blase Kearney - 04/15/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) City of Baltimore
Plaintiff Description Arrestee for minor traffic offense subjected to strip search outside Baltimore.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
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)
1:08−cv−01953 (D. Md.) 04/11/2013
JC-MD-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 07/28/2008
JC-MD-0016-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Motion to Dismiss 08/25/2008
JC-MD-0016-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consolidated Motion to Dismiss 08/26/2008
JC-MD-0016-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 11/02/2008 (585 F.Supp.2d 670) (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0016-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum 11/01/2009 (2009 WL 2848663) (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0016-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum 03/31/2011 (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0016-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 03/29/2013 (2013 WL 1325223) (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0016-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Blake, Catherine C. (D. Md.) [Magistrate]
JC-MD-0016-0005 | JC-MD-0016-0006 | JC-MD-0016-0007 | JC-MD-0016-9000
Davis, Andre Maurice (D. Md., Fourth Circuit)
JC-MD-0016-0004 | JC-MD-0016-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Booth, Alan J. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-9000
Schulte, Robert David (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-0001 | JC-MD-0016-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Eason, Alan D (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-9000
Janey, Neal M. Sr. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-0003 | JC-MD-0016-9000
Mullally, Laura (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-9000
Ralph, David E. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0016-0002 | JC-MD-0016-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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