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Doctor Wins $5.7M from Employer for Strip-Search

A doctor who claimed his employer set him up to get arrested on trumped up gun charges and strip-searched in retaliation for complaining about hospital management has won a $5.7 million jury verdict. Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, an infectious disease specialist, was former chief of staff at WestMed Medical Center in southern California. He and other hospital staff complained about management of the hospital by its corporate owner, Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. One day in the hospital parking lot, Fitzgibbons was …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Busted? Get Ready for a Strip Search

Police and prison officials can strip search suspects after they’re arrested regardless of the offense, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Divided court gives law enforcement option of strip searching anyone who passes through jailhouse Lower court rulings mixed, tended to ban strip searches without specific cause American Bar Association filed brief against searches, to no avail   Invasion of Privacy If you plan on being one of the 13 to 14 million people who will get arrested this year, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Woman Alleges Police Illegally Strip Searched Her

A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely arrested and subjected to the inappropriate search during booking at the Imperial County Jail. At the time of the alleged incident, Hicks was being charged with a misdemeanor for public drunkenness. The arrest occurred on the night of Dec. 26, 2010, after Hicks ran …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Heather Hutchins  
Backlash Against TSA for Strip-Searching an 85-Year Old Grandmother

The alleged strip search of an 85-year-old grandmother by a Transportation Security Administration officer has prompted the introduction of a bill to deprive TSA employees of their rank and uniform. The elderly victim, Lenore Zimmerman, of Long Beach, N.Y., is threatening to sue the TSA after she charged that she was strip searched by female TSA officers at JFK Airport in New York. In response to Zimmerman’s claim, along with a variety of other alleged wrong-doing by TSA officers, Representative Marsha …

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