Ariz. male inmate 'humiliated' by strip search by female officers

A federal appeals court ruled that a woman's intimate search of a male inmate - which was filmed and watched by dozens - was unreasonable, but the court refused to take the case

By Warren Richey
The Christian Science Monitor

PHOENIX — The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to examine a federal appeals court ruling that the strip search of a male detainee by a female guard in an Arizona jail was an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The action lets stand a 6-to-5 ruling by the full Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco involving a search conducted by a female cadet at a jail run by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.

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