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by Peter Moskos

March 4, 2009

Strip Searches

No longer allowed in Nassau County, Long Island, NY.
Judge Leonard D. Wexler found that the Fourth Amendment prohibits jail officials from performing such searches on every person sent to the jail, particularly those arrested on a misdemeanor or minor charge like a traffic violation, and those who cannot be reasonably suspected of carrying a concealed weapon or drugs.
I still say they're OK for Baltimore City. The courts may disagree.

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