A Foreseeable Suicide May Create Liability

In Turney v. Waterbury, 375 F.3d 756 (8th Cir. 2005)  the United States Court of Appeal for the 8th Circuit reviewed a case in which Sheriff Watebury, of the Bennett County, South Dakota Sheriff’s Department was sued in his official and individual [...]

Pre-Trial Detainees, Excessive Force and the 14th Amendment

When a pre-trial detainee alleges excessive force against jail personnel, the standard for the use of force is governed under the Fourteenth Amendment.  This varies significantly from a Fourth Amendment excessive force claim and is much more difficult for a plaintiff to prove. [...]

9th Circuit: Strip Search and Self Surrender

You are viewing an article from the 9th Circuit Self-surrenders are those persons who have been previously sentenced and are turning themselves in for incarceration.  A number of courts have held that these persons may be strip searched since they [...]

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