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Case Name Cruz v. Finney County JC-KS-0007
Docket / Court 86-1287 ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Case Summary
A woman arrested for driving with a suspended license filed this action in 1986 in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, claiming her strip search after booking violated her Fourth Amendment rights. On cross motions for summary judgment, the Court (Judge Crow) found that the ... read more >
A woman arrested for driving with a suspended license filed this action in 1986 in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, claiming her strip search after booking violated her Fourth Amendment rights. On cross motions for summary judgment, the Court (Judge Crow) found that the county jail's policy of subjecting pretrial detainees arrested for traffic offenses or minor misdemeanors was unconstitutional.

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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) Finney County Law Enforcement Center
Finney County, KS
Plaintiff Description Woman strip-searched in the police station after being arrested for driving with a suspended license.
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 Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1987
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)
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General Documents
Memorandum and Order 03/19/1987 (656 F.Supp. 1001) (D. Kan.)
JC-KS-0007-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Crow, Sam A. (D. Kan.) [Magistrate]
JC-KS-0007-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Johnson, John W. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0007-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Law, Casey R. (Kansas)
JC-KS-0007-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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