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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.
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
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Bravo v. Board of Commissioners of Dona Ana County
http://www.bazelon.org/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:07-cv-50087 (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/11/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
JC-IL-0028-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/14/2007
Parties' Proposed Case Management Order [ECF# 10] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2007
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 2113-2]
JC-IL-0028-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/26/2007
Judgment in a Civil Case [ECF# 157] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/11/2013
Judges Kapala, Frederick J. Court not on record
JC-IL-0028-9000
Mahoney, P. Michael (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0028-9000
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

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