Ill. county settles lawsuit filed by woman stripped naked by COs

LaSalle County will pay $355,000 in legal fees and settlement costs for a case that alleged officers violated civil rights of Dana Holmes


By Nicole Hensley
NY Daily News

LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. — A lawsuit that claimed Illinois authorities violated the rights of a female inmate by violently tossing her into a holding cell and stripping the woman naked has been settled.

LaSalle County will shell out $355,000 in legal fees and settlement costs to 33-year-old Dana Holmes, of Coal City, and four other victims, reports say.

Holmes was arrested for drunk driving in May 2013 and filed a lawsuit in Oct. alleging the incident violated her civil rights because she was stripped without legal justification and it caused her emotional harm - and the whole horrifying incident was caught on surveillance camera at the LaSalle County Jail.

Full story: Illinois county settles lawsuit filed by woman stripped naked by jail guards

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