A fingernail clipper ceases to be a cosmetic instrument and becomes a deadly device when filed to a point and placed on a handle, Maryland’s second-highest court held.Read More »
A Frederick County police officer violated a woman’s constitutional rights by looking down her underwear during a highway-side search for hidden drugs after a traffic stop allegedly revealed cocaine in her car, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in overturning her ...Read More »
A Washington, D.C., man has reached a $125,000 settlement in his lawsuit claiming a Laurel police officer performed an illegal and public strip search during a March 2014 traffic stop. Allen Sergeant alleged Officer Alfie G. Acol “demanded” Sergeant’s license ...Read More »
(AP) A federal appeals court has declined to reinstate lawsuits challenging strip-search and delousing practices in West Virginia and Maryland jails. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously upheld lower court rulings dismissing ...
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RICHMOND, Va. — A lawsuit filed by a man who was arrested after stripping to his running shorts at a Richmond airport checkpoint to protest security procedures has been settled. Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville, Va., had claimed airport police and ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring that security trumps privacy in an often dangerous environment. In a 5-4 decision, the ...Read More »
HAGERSTOWN — A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments about the strip searches of eight workers at a Maryland state prison near Hagerstown. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is set to hear Tuesday from ...Read More »