The searches were conducted by jail guards in Manhattan and Queens during 10 months in and Many of the victims of the illegal searches were first-time offenders who were arrested for minor infractions like loitering, disorderly conduct or subway offenses. The lawsuit recounts several cases of men and women with no arrest record who said they felt humiliated as they were ordered to disrobe, lift their breasts or genitals for visual inspections, and to squat and cough.
The Urban Justice Center filed this putative federal class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on September 11,challenging the arbitrary arrests and subsequent strip searches of homeless people sitting on park benches under 28 U. Plaintiff sought to enjoin the enforcement of the law and the strip-search policy, and sought damages for class members. On December 26,Magistrate Judge Martin granted partial summary judgment, upholding the City policy allowing the police to arrest homeless people for sleeping in cardboard boxes in public, but allowing the challenge to the strip-search policy of the NYPD to go forward.
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The class-action lawsuit was filed in on behalf of former inmates who said they were placed in groups of up to 50 and ordered to expose their genitals while deputies shouted degrading comments. The searches during intake inspections at the Sheriff's Department's Century Regional Detention Facility caused the women trauma and humiliation, the lawsuit said. Many of the examinations occurred at night in a bus garage that was without heaters untilthe suit said.
The searches were conducted by prison officers as part of the Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's crackdown on "quality of life violations" in Manhattan and Queens in and Many of the victims of the illegal searches were first-time offenders who were arrested for minor crimes such as loitering, disorderly conduct or offences on the city's subway. The lawsuit recounts several cases of men and women with no arrest record who said they felt humiliated by their ordeal. The settlement would be the largest in a civil rights suit against New York City, lawyers said, and appears to be one of the largest against a municipality anywhere.
His injuries were so severe as to require three major surgeries. At first the police attempted to cover up the attack. Officers responsible for the attack were charged and convicted in federal court, and one is still in federal prison serving a year sentence.
For the third time in a decade, New York City has agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit stemming from the illegal strip searches of thousands of nonviolent prisoners. Inthe city once again agreed to pay several million dollars, this time to settle the claims of thousands of people who were illegally strip-searched in at least six New York detention centers, including Rikers Island, between and Two years after the suit was filed, the city acknowledged wrongdoing and agreed to install outside monitors to ensure that the practice had stopped. Yet the settlement covers 19 additional claimants who said they had been illegally strip-searched after