Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Jails
On December 17th, GSA and Beranbaum Menken LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Correction for illegally strip and/or body cavity searching visitors to City jails. Randomly strip searching visitors to City jails is illegal and a violation of the DOC’s directives. The lawsuit alleges that the City is systematically performing strip searches without individualized reasonable suspicion that the visitor is concealing contraband.
The case is A.R., et al. v. City of New York, et al., 15 Civ. 9224, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
If you were strip searched while visiting someone in jail, please contact us via the form below.