This case was brought in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado by an individual claiming his fourth amendment rights were violated when he was strip searched after being arrested on an invalid warrant on his way to work. He sued a police officer and the City and County of Denver Colorado.
The District Court (Judge Richard P. Matsch) dismissed the case, holding that the search was not unreasonable. Plaintiff appealed.
On May 30, 1984, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed the lower court, holding there was no justification for the strip search.Denise Heberle - 03/28/2012