Judge Dismisses Strip Search Case Against 2 Olmsted County Deputies
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against two Olmsted County sheriff's deputies accused of conducting an unreasonable strip search.
Jonathan Jacobson alleged his rights were violated by searches at the county jail during a 2009 misdemeanor traffic violation investigation.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson dismissed the lawsuit Tuesday. Magnuson says a recent Supreme Court decision that expanded strip searches for minor offenses assumes that a strip search is constitutional if it's conducted with a reasonable suspicion that a detainee might be concealing contraband.
The lawsuit named deputies James McCormick and Polyxene Voltaire as defendants.
Olmsted County Sheriff Dave Mueller tells the Post-Bulletin of Rochester he's pleased with the dismissal.
A phone message left for Jacobson's attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday evening.
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