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Case Name Hill v. Bogans JC-CO-0001
Docket / Court Not available ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
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 ... read more >
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


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
General
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) The City and County of Denver
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff was arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear on a traffic citation. The warrant had been withdrawn, but the officer did not contact the county court. The arrestee was strip searched and placed with the general jail population.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
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)
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  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)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Opinion 05/30/1984 (735 F.2d 391)
JC-CO-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Chilson, Olin Hatfield (D. Colo.)
JC-CO-0001-0001
Logan, James Kenneth (Tenth Circuit)
JC-CO-0001-0001
McWilliams, Robert Hugh Jr. (Tenth Circuit)
JC-CO-0001-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Berrett, David M. (Colorado)
JC-CO-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Halaby, Theodore S. (Colorado)
JC-CO-0001-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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