New Jersey County Strip Search Cases

KO&L is counsel in cases that have been filed against a number of New Jersey counties alleging that corrections officers employed at the county-run facilities engaged in the practice of illegally strip-searching all individuals charged with non-indictable or minor offenses upon their entry into the facilities. The first of these cases, Hicks v. Camden County settled for $7.5 million and payments to class members will commence in August 2008. Additional cases are now pending against Atlantic, Bergen, Cumberland, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean and Union counties. If you believe you were subjected to a strip search upon entry to a jail when you were not charged with an indictable offense, please let us know by clicking here.