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Jury finds for woman over invasive police search

An eight-person federal jury unanimously awarded $300,000 to a woman who sued a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department detective for performing an unlawful body-cavity search. Kayla Robinson was awarded $200,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages after ...

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Split 8th Circuit panel allows unreasonable-search claim

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse 8th U.S. Court of Appeals Eastern District

In a three-way split, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 5 allowed a civil-rights action to proceed against a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of performing an unreasonable body-cavity search on a ...

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