A New York county has been ordered to suspend a policy in which all detainees, including those arrested on misdemeanor and traffic charges, are required to strip naked in front of a corrections officer. The county had claimed that since officials were not performing body cavity examinations they were not conducting a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. Judge David N. Hurd granted class action status to plaintiffs, about 2,500 of whom have been affected, say plaintiffs lawyers.
N.Y. County Ordered to Stop Strip-Search Policy
New York Law Journal
March 30, 2005