Mo.woman says in suit that jailer str...

Mo.woman says in suit that jailer strip searched her

There are 3 comments on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Mo.woman says in suit that jailer strip searched her. In it, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that:

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit claiming her constitutional rights were violated when she was strip searched in the Woodbury County jail after she was arrested on a simple misdemeanor ... via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Boise, ID

#1 Jan 31, 2008
Is that not normal procedure ? You cannot allow a Prisioner to bring in any kind of weapons or drugs , you dont know were a person might be hiding things .
craig steele

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2008
i am a jailer at the dallas county jail in adel, iowa....i don't know the specific facts of this case but we are not allowed by iowa law to strip search people who have been arrested for simple misdemeanors. The article does not say if this was a male jailer strip searching a female but this is a DEFINITE no no....regardless of the charge

Since: Jan 08

Sioux City, IA

#3 Feb 1, 2008
woodbury countys policy on strip searches was to strip everyone arrested on more than a simple misdemeanor. most case law holds that you cannot do that without a stated reason (a report) Woodbury has stripped 10's of thousands under this policy that has been ruled a violation many times over. Woodbury county is in trouble, period.

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