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Case Name Allen v. Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners JC-KS-0006
Docket / Court 2:90-cv-02059-EEO ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
On March 9, 1990, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint in this strip search case in the United States District Court of Kansas. The plaintiff claimed she was unlawfully detained and strip searched after having been arrested for driving with a suspended license.

The District Court (Chief ... read more >
On March 9, 1990, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint in this strip search case in the United States District Court of Kansas. The plaintiff claimed she was unlawfully detained and strip searched after having been arrested for driving with a suspended license.

The District Court (Chief Judge Earl E. O'Connor) initially denied motions for summary judgment by both parties, on grounds that the defendant officer denied the search ever took place. Just before the case was set to go to trial, the Court ruled on various other motions for summary judgment in favor of defendants, and the case was dismissed.

Denise Heberle - 04/09/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners
Wyandotte County Sherrif's Department
Plaintiff Description Woman strip-searched by officers at the Kansas University Medical Center after having been arrested for driving on a suspended license and with expired tags.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1991
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)
2:90-cv-02059-EEO (D. Kan.) 12/27/1991
JC-KS-0006-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order [Granting Defendants' Motions to Dismiss Punitive Damages Claim and to Dismiss Some Defendants] 12/07/1990 (1990 WL 254978 / 1990 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 17814) (D. Kan.)
JC-KS-0006-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Memorandum and Order [Granting in Part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 08/02/1991 (773 F.Supp. 1442) (D. Kan.)
JC-KS-0006-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum and Order [Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment] 08/06/1991 (1991 WL 183554 / 1991 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12984) (D. Kan.)
JC-KS-0006-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges O'Connor, Earl Eugene (D. Kan.)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Beach, Douglas C. (Virgin Islands)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Doherty, Stephen P. (Missouri)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Duma, John M. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Fitzgerald, William T. (Texas)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Gurney, Paul C. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Hutson, Catherine R. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Maher, Gregory F. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0001 | JC-KS-0006-0003 | JC-KS-0006-9000
McFadden, John C. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Sutherland, Thomas M. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0006-0002 | JC-KS-0006-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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