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Title: Suspended Sheriff to Pay $3M After Warrantless Search of High School Students
Source: Daily Report
URL Source: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonli ... dents/?slreturn=20171015110754
Published: Nov 14, 2017
Author: R. Robin McDonald
Post Date: 2017-11-15 11:10:51 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 232
Comments: 13

Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby's order to lock down a county high school for four hours while every student was physically searched for drugs has resulted in his indictment, his suspension from office and a $3 million settlement.

Just a day after Gov. Nathan Deal suspended a South Georgia sheriff who last spring ordered physical searches of a county high school’s entire student body, lawyers representing Worth High School students in a federal class action announced a $3 million settlement of claims stemming from the warrantless search.

The proposed settlement of the case, filed in June in the Middle District of Georgia, will resolve civil rights claims against Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby and multiple county deputies stemming from the sheriff’s mass search last April of approximately 850 students at Worth County High School, according to attorneys at Atlanta’s Southern Center for Human Rights. The sheriff orchestrated searches of the entire student body during a four-hour lockdown of the high school.

The students, ages 15-18, were forced to submit to intimate and invasive body searches by local deputies, according to court papers and lawyers representing nine students who became plaintiffs in the case. No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia were found.

Thomasville attorney Raleigh Rollins, who defended Hobby in the civil litigation, could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to the complaint, classes were suspended, students were forced to line up in the hallway or corralled in the gymnasium while they waited to be physically searched. Students’ cellphones were seized without any explanation as to what was happening or why and they were barred from contacting their parents.

Deputies allegedly inserted fingers inside girls’ bras or pulled up their bras while touching and partially exposing their breasts, according to the complaint. The federal suit also contended that deputies cupped or manipulated students’ genitals through their undergarments as they reached inside waistbands or under dresses. Some deputies wore no protective gloves, and others did not change gloves when performing searches of multiple students’ genital areas, the suit contended.

The pending settlement would pay each student $1,000-$6,000, with students who were subjected to the most-invasive physical searches receiving higher amounts, according to Southern Center lawyers. An estimated 15 percent of the settlement would be set aside for legal fees. Half of any remaining funds would be paid into a fund exclusively for the benefit of Worth County High students.

“The students’ voices have been heard,” said Southern Center for Human Rights attorney Crystal Redd. “Their rights were violated on April 14, and they took the steps to ensure that these illegal searches would not go unnoticed.”

“This settlement is a victory for the hundreds of Worth County students whose constitutional rights were violated,” said Mark Begnaud, an attorney with Atlanta’s Horsley Begnaud who also represented students who sued. “We hope that this multimillion-dollar settlement will send the message to law enforcement officials everywhere that abuse of power will not be tolerated.”

Last month, a Worth County grand jury indicted Hobby and two deputies who participated in the mass search on charges of felony false imprisonment and violation of their oath of office, also a felony, according to the Southern Center and Deal. The charges also included misdemeanor sexual battery.

On Monday, Deal issued an executive order suspending Hobby after a review panel appointed by the governor found that the charges included in the indictment would related to and would adversely impact the sheriff’s administration of his office. The governor suspended Hobby until the criminal charges are adjudicated.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Good. Be sure to prosecute all of the deputies involved in the illegal mass molestation also. No benefit of the doubt. Crucify them. Destroy their lives. Make examples of them for law enforcement all over the nation.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-15   11:24:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

Suspended Sheriff to Pay $3M After Warrantless Search of High School Students

No warrant was required. The lawsuit alleged improper touching.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-15   13:11:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: misterwhite (#2)

No warrant was required.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-15   16:39:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#3)

The Court held that while the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures applies to public school officials, they may conduct reasonable warrantless searches of students under their authority notwithstanding the probable cause standard that would normally apply to searches under the Fourth Amendment.

From the United States Supreme Court, NEW JERSEY v. T.L.O.(1984), No. 83-712

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-15   16:57:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: misterwhite (#4)

There was nothing reasonable about these searches. That’s why the sheriff is going down, and paying $3 million in the process. What he did was unconstitutional.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-15   21:24:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Vicomte13 (#5)

There was nothing reasonable about these searches.

It was reasonable to conduct the search based on prior evidence. The way the search was conducted was deemed improper.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-16   10:05:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: misterwhite (#6)

It was reasonable to conduct the search based on prior evidence.

Prior evidence? The students were searched two times before with the same results - no contraband found.

Good grief man - are you ever going to get over your authority fetish?

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-16   10:30:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Deckard (#7)

Prior evidence? The students were searched two times before with the same results - no contraband found.

"(On) March 11 ... several juveniles were taken into custody for a series of burglaries on Woodcrest Road. Worth County investigators found evidence there were drug activities going on at school."

The Sylvester Police Department did a search at the school on March 17, and found no drugs.

The Sheriff said he didn't think the police department search was thorough, so he decided to do his own on April 19 after Spring break.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-16   11:12:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Deckard (#0)

So, does the sheriff pay the $3 Mil or is the bill shoved up the taxpayers' barack once again?

Hank Rearden  posted on  2017-11-16   12:03:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: misterwhite (#6) (Edited)

It was reasonable to conduct the search based on prior evidence. The way the search was conducted was deemed improper.

Distinction without a difference. It was reasonable to conduct some sort of search, perhaps. It was illegal to line up every child and do an intrusive search. That's why the sheriff is a criminal and the town that employs him is liable for $3 million.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-16   13:01:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Vicomte13 (#10)

"It was reasonable to conduct some sort of search, perhaps."

No. It was reasonable to conduct some sort of search, definitely.

"It was illegal to line up every child and do an intrusive search."

No. It was legal to line up every child to conduct a search. The search they did, however, was deemed improper due to it's intrusiveness.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-16   15:32:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: misterwhite (#11)

You're wrong again dumb ass of the site.

A K A Stone  posted on  2017-11-16   15:38:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: misterwhite (#11)

"It was reasonable to conduct some sort of search, perhaps." No. It was reasonable to conduct some sort of search, definitely.

"It was illegal to line up every child and do an intrusive search."

No. It was legal to line up every child to conduct a search. The search they did, however, was deemed improper due to it's intrusiveness.

Well, I guess we'll have to see how sheriffs who interpret the law your way do in the future.

I'll be standing by to praise the juries that convict them.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-17   16:51:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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