- Oct 21, 2009
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Woman Sues After Being Forcibly Stripped by Male PoliceIt's illegal for opposite sex officers to conduct the strip search, per Illinois law, so what the two male officers did was out of bounds. Holmes said that she was actually afraid that they would come back in and rape her. Holmes's lawyer is calling the officers' actions "a crime."
The police reports claims that officers strip searched Holmes because she was resisting arrest. But resisting arrest is not legal grounds for a strip search, according to DePaul criminal law professor Len Cavise.