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Case Name Raymundo v. Winnebago County JC-IL-0028
Docket / Court 3:07-CV-50087 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
On May 14, 2007, a female plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, challenging the strip search policy of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department. Plaintiff alleged that she was arrested on an outstanding warrant ... read more >
On May 14, 2007, a female plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, challenging the strip search policy of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department. Plaintiff alleged that she was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a minor traffic violation (failure to have a child car seat) and then transported to the Winnebago County Jail where she was strip searched pursuant to the Jail's blanket policy of strip searching all arrestees regardless of whether there was any reasonable suspicion that the arrestee possessed contraband or weapons. Plaintiff alleged that the blanket strip search policy violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiff sought compensatory and punitive damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, and class certification. An amended complaint was filed on October 26, 2007.

Defendants answered the plaintiff's complaint by generally denying all allegations.

At the time of this summary, the case was still pending, and the parties were engaged in ongoing discovery.

Dan Dalton - 01/22/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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) Winnebago County
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office
Plaintiff Description All persons who have been or will be strip-searched without any particularized justification upon their being placed into the custody of the Winnebago County Jail.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
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-50087 (N.D. Ill.) 04/11/2013
JC-IL-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/14/2007
JC-IL-0028-0001.pdf | Detail
Parties' Proposed Case Management Order 07/10/2007 (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 10/26/2007
JC-IL-0028-0003.pdf | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 04/11/2013 (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-0004.pdf | Detail
Judges Kapala, Frederick J. (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-9000
Mahoney, P. Michael (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
JC-IL-0028-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fennerty, James Russell (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-0001 | JC-IL-0028-0002 | JC-IL-0028-0003 | JC-IL-0028-9000
Flaxman, Kenneth N. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-9000
Ludemann, Robert W. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-0001 | JC-IL-0028-9000
Morrissey, Thomas Gerard (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Meyer, Michael J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-9000
Minger, Gregory M. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-0002 | JC-IL-0028-9000
Oberts, William B. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0028-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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