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Resource ID: #18672
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: New Times (Houston)
Date: June 28



New Times examines the controversial strip-search policy of Fort Bend County, Texas. The story points to examples of first-time offenders, or those who have been pulled over for minor driving violations, then taken to jail and strip-searched. Many of them complained that they suffered emotional pain and anguish, even though the searches were done by guards of the same sex. Courts ruled years ago that routine searches were unconstitutional, but Fort Bend County police admits still doing them. "Many people who have been strip-searched say it has the same effect as being raped," the story reveals. The reporter sheds light at the lawsuits filed by some of the strip-searched.

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