Ex-inmates Sue, Say S. Indiana Jail Stripped Them Created by kblakeslee on 6/13/2014 5:24:57 PM
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) _ A woman and three men are suing a southern Indiana sheriff and three jail officers for allegedly stripping and torturing them.
The Courier-Journal reports the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court claims Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills and the officers violating their constitutional rights.
The plaintiffs say the jail officers forcibly removed their clothes and left them without clothing for prolonged periods when they didn't pose any threat. They also say they were subjected to ``offensive touching'' and excessive use of force while their clothing was removed and afterward.
Mills has said the jail has no policy to strip-search inmates, but clothing can be removed if clothes need to be searched. He says affected inmates are given smocks to cover up.