Case: Cruz v. Finney County

6:86-01287 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: April 1, 1986

Closed Date: 1987

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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 county jail's policy of subjecting pretrial detainees arrested for traffic offenses or minor misdemeanors was unconstitutional.

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Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (4/9/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Crow, Sam A. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, John W. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Law, Casey R. (Kansas)

Judge(s)

Crow, Sam A. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, John W. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Law, Casey R. (Kansas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

6:86-01287

Memorandum and Order

Cruz v. Finney County, Kansas

656 F.Supp. 1001

March 19, 1987

March 19, 1987

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Strip Search Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 1, 1986

Closing Date: 1987

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Woman strip-searched in the police station after being arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Finney County, KS (Finney), County

Finney County Law Enforcement Center (Finney), 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: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run