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Case: Simenc v. Sheriff of DuPage County

1:82-04778 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 1982

Closed Date: 1985

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Case Summary

This case was brought in the early 1980s by two DuPage County Jail inmates against the County and various officials. Plaintiffs claimed they were strip searched in violation of their rights to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure and their rights to privacy.

The claim arose out of an arrest made on January 1, 1980. Plaintiffs were both subjected to strip searches pursuant to the county's blanket strip search policy.

On December 9, 1985, the Court (Judge Moran) denied Defendants' motion for Summary Judgment, and held that a blanket strip-search policy, regardless of offense was not constitutional as a matter of law; there were additional facts to be determined.

We have no additional information about this case.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (3/26/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Moran, Edward J (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Moran, Edward J (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:82-04778

Memorandum and Opinion [Denying Defendants' Motion for S/J]

Simenc v. DuPage County

Dec. 9, 1985

Dec. 9, 1985

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Aug. 31, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 1982

Closing Date: 1985

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two male individuals who were arrested for misdemeanor offenses in 1980 and were then each subjected to a strip search in the DuPage County Jail.

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

DuPage County Sheriff's Department (DuPage), County

DuPage County Jail (DuPage), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

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:

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run