Man said jail strip-search humiliated him

The question is whether jails may strip-search people arrested for minor offenses


By Joan Biskupic
USA TODAY

ESSEX COUNTY, N.J. — Albert Florence was riding in a car with his wife and son on a New Jersey highway in 2005 when he was picked up on a warrant for an outstanding fine, taken to jail and, as part of routine processing, ordered to strip naked.

Florence said he went from the elation of having just bought a new home — the family was headed to a celebratory dinner — to the degradation of a strip search. And the arrest warrant was in error.

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