Case: Rankin v. Colman

84-706 | Florida state trial court

Filed Date: 1984

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Case Summary

This state court case was filed in 1980 in Florida by a woman who was strip searched after being arrested for failing to produce her driver's license.

Plaintiff claimed the strip search was performed in accordance with the sheriff's policy and procedure to strip search all females without regard to the gravity of the offense with which they were charged, and with out probable cause to believe they had contraband on their person.

The trial court dismissed plaintiff's third amended complaint, but on August 29, 1985, the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District (Judge Orfinger) reversed the dismissal and remanded the case for further proceedings. [This is the only document we have for this case besides the Table Order noting the Florida Supreme Court refused to reverse the appellate court, so we do not know the outcome.]

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (3/20/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Hammond, Kim C. (Florida)

Orfinger, Melvin (Florida)

Upchurch, Frank D. Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Edens, Deborah C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lengauer, Steven F. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Hammond, Kim C. (Florida)

Orfinger, Melvin (Florida)

Upchurch, Frank D. Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Edens, Deborah C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lengauer, Steven F. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Appellate Decision [District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District]

Florida state appellate court

476 So.2d 234

Aug. 29, 1985 Order/Opinion

[Table Opinion]

Colman v. Rankin

Florida state supreme court

484 So.2d 7

Feb. 6, 1986 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1984

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female plaintiff arrested for traffic violation

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Orange County (Orange), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run