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Case Name Kraushaar v. Flanigan JC-IL-0023
Docket / Court 1:89-cv-01280-RJK ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
Plaintiff, a 19-year-old male, filed this case on December 12, 1989 in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois against arresting officers, jailer, and county officials for civil rights violations arising out of his arrest for driving under the influence. Plaintiff ... read more >
Plaintiff, a 19-year-old male, filed this case on December 12, 1989 in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois against arresting officers, jailer, and county officials for civil rights violations arising out of his arrest for driving under the influence. Plaintiff claimed he was improperly subjected to a strip search at the scene of the arrest.

The District Court (Mag. Judge Kauffman) entered judgment in favor of Defendants and plaintiff appealed.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Judge Foreman, District Judge sitting by designation) upheld the lower court in all respects except that he found that evidence created a fact issue as to whether the

arrestee was indeed subjected to an unlawful strip search at scene of arrest, an act which would be unreasonable without reasonable suspicion. The case was remanded.

We have no further information about this case.

Denise Heberle - 03/22/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
General
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Tazewell County
Plaintiff Description A 19 year old male who was arrested for suspected DUI and who brought a civil rights action against the arresting officers claiming that he was improperly subjected to a strip search.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1994 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1995
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)
1:89-cv-01280-RJK (C.D. Ill.) 10/24/2000
JC-IL-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
94-1483 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 10/24/2000
JC-IL-0023-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion 01/13/1995 (45 F.3d 1040)
JC-IL-0023-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Bauer, William Joseph (N.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit)
JC-IL-0023-0001 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Flaum, Joel Martin (N.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit)
JC-IL-0023-0001 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Foreman, James L. (S.D. Ill., E.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0023-0001 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Kauffman, Robert J. (C.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
JC-IL-0023-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Ryan, Christopher P. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Ahlstrand, Deborah L. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9001
Barlow, Carol J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Blanc, Eric I. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000
Fierstos, Anneliese Barris (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000
Post, Jerald S. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Umholtz, Stewart J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000 | JC-IL-0023-9001
Watson, Charles S. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0023-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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